NRCS Conservation plans are free. They can help identify immediate and potential problems that may result in the degrading of resources and the decrease in productivity on certain lands. Planning is critical to the success of almost any endeavor. Developing and implementing a conservation plan can identify and provide focus to activities that will reap desired results. […]
Free Virtual Noxious Weed Control Workshop
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) promotes the use of biological control in pest management since the 1940s. The Palisade Insectary is home to the Biological Pest Control Program which manages about 20 different species of biologic control agents for use against both noxious weeds and insect pests. Join the free, virtual Zoom workshop, hosted […]
Planning for 2021 Growing & Grazing Season
Co-authored by Retta Brugger, CSU Range Extension Specialist & Julie Elliott, CO NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist How can you make well-informed decisions for summer grazing? We all know that 2020 was a drought year in Colorado. Soils are dry and will need to be refilled. When do we need the moisture for summer grass? How […]
Double El Conservation District Needs YOUR Input
In years past, Double El has hosted an annual Local Work Group meeting. These meetings provide landowners an opportunity to provide recommendations on our local resource concerns & priorities, and help ensure the USDA’s local programs are meeting the current needs of our conservation district’s landowners and managers. Due to COVID, we are unable to […]
Celebrating Conservation Milestone
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.
DIY Rain Barrel Installation
Colorado State University Extension shows how to build and install your own rain barrel for maximum stability and ease of use.
Poisonous Plants in Colorado
The following CSU Extension video of Small Acreage Management Webinar discusses poisonous plants in Colorado. Presented by Dr. Tony Knight, CSU Clinical Science Professor.
Small Acreage Grazing Assessment Form
Introduction Maintaining healthy dryland small acreage pastures can be challenging in Colorado, but it is a realistic goal. This guide will help pasture managers assess pasture condition and offer suggestions for improvements. Key strategies, such as determining carrying capacity, implementing rotational grazing, using indicator grasses to monitor when to start and stop grazing and keeping […]
Colorado Rainwater Harvesting Webinar – April 26th
The Colorado Small Acreage Team invites you to join us for this free webinar! Residential Rainwater Harvesting in Colorado – Webinar April 26, 2017 at Noon, MT In this webinar we will be discussing the history of Colorado water rights and why the state is just now allowing residents to harvest rain water. We’ll also […]
Colorado Envirothon 2017
April 25-26, 2017 The 2017 Colorado Envirothon will be held at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock, Colorado. Entry deadline is April 4, 2017. Annual Team Criteria & Topics The competition is for students in grades 9-12. Teams can be created from organizations (i.e. 4-H club, FFA club or any other sanctioned local, regional, […]