While spring season means we are on the lookout for noxious weeds, it’s all the time of year to supplement or add back in native plants that are beneficial to our pollinators. “Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. More than […]
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Why is the USDA conducting this survey? Local irrigation organizations make critical investments and operational decisions with a large influence on agricultural water management. The Survey of Irrigation Organizations will provide a greater understanding of the choices that these organizations make, the constraints that they face, and how this influences agricultural drought resilience. Over the […]
Now is the time to get your Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) in. While a cutoff date hasn’t been announced, we are accepting applications for 2020 projects. Full information online at Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Apply for Equip. Looking the page(s) over will give you an idea of what NRCS will need from you […]
The Double El Conservation District has been approved for a $25,000 Rangeland Health matching grant for 2020. This grant will cost share up to 50% of the costs of installing range health practices, including livestock water developments (wells, tanks, windmills, solar pumping systems, etc), pipelines, cross fencing, grass plantings, weed control, etc. View/Print 2020 Rangeland […]
The Double El Conservation District is hosting a free Windbreak Workshop on February 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Big Sandy School cafeteria, 18091 CR 125, Simla, Colorado. (Just south of Hwy 24, east side of Simla) Topics Topics covered include trees selection, tree spacing, windbreak placement and tree planting and care. Door prizes will […]
The Double El Conservation District (CD) has received a Colorado Matching Grants to provide cost share assistance for Windbreaks, Living Snow Fences. The cost share funds are a service of the Double El CD to help landowners improve and enhance their land. Approved applications can receive up to 50% reimbursement of actual cost of conservation […]
Double El CD is hosting a free Windbreak Workshop on January 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Simla School Cafeteria 18091 CR 125, Simla, CO. Topics covered include tree selection, tree spacing, windbreak placement, and tree planting and care. Door prizes will be given away!! Refreshments will be served. Additionally, we have a Matching Grant […]
District Conservationist Paul Billig prepared an informational video clip for the Annual Meeting of the Double El Conservation, sharing ways to preserve, protect and assess rangeland health. “Think of the grassland as a checking account at your bank. If you continually take out of it (continuous grazing), you’re going to end up with nothing in […]
Reed and Erin Petersek joined the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) along with hundreds of farmers and ranchers. Through their participation, the milestone of 7 million acres are now being cared for by those who give extra care to the acres they oversee. USDA NRCS thanks each and every one of our participants.
***Seminar has been cancelled due to not meeting the minimum registration requirements of 10 people*** Double El and Agate Conservation Districts in partnership with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are sponsoring a free rangeland seminar August 26th, 2017, from 8:30 am -1:30. Attendees will gather at 17645 N Calhan Hwy, Calhan, for pasture visit to begin […]