11221 US Highway 30 Cheyenne, WY 82009 (307) 772-2600
LCCD tags deer with the WY Game & Fish & Central High
As many of you already know, the Laramie County Conservation District partners with many different agencies to help conserve our natural resources and to promote natural resource education.
One of our most recent partnerships has been with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Central High School. Here you can see our Water Specialist, Jeff Geyer, with a recently darted doe mule deer for an urban deer migration project.
The project is scheduled to last for two years and will help Central High School’s AP Environmental classes answer valuable questions about where and why Cheyenne’s mule deer travel from place to place in the city.
Be sure to check back for more information on the project as it becomes available! (The following is a post from the WY Game and Fish. To view a video of Jeff with the deer & Game & Fish, go directly to their website, and click on their Facebook link at the bottom of their page: http://wgfd.wyo.gov
Following is the WY Game & Fish Facebook post text:
- Students at Cheyenne’s Central High School are tracking GPS-collared mule deer to learn about migration.
- A grant from the Muley Fanatic Foundation Southeast Wyoming Chapter paid for two GPS collars to help students in Teacher Kim Parfitt’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science class learn about mule deer migration.
- In mid-January wildlife biologists tranquilized a mule deer doe near the center of town and fitted it with a collar. A second mule deer will soon be collared to give the students additional data. Satellite data from the GPS collars will reveal six locations per day for each deer over the next two years.The Laramie County Conservation District and the University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Citizen’s Science Initiative are assisting with the project. Citizens can see where the deer go and learn more about the project by visiting the following link: https://laramie1.instructure.com/courses/14620
2018 Tree Order Form is available (expand to view)
2018 Tree Order Form The 2018 tree order form is available for ordering trees. It has been mailed to those on the District mailing list, is available here online, and also in the office. If you have requested a Wind Break Design from the District, those will be scheduled over the next few months. Orders close March 16, 2018, but it is suggested to order early as last year several species sold out early. Trees will arrive at the District office in April of 2018 for pickup, and plantings will begin in the spring.
Board Members attend NACD National Convention in Nashville, TN
Tom Farrell, Jay Berry, (two on left), and Lindi Kirkbride attended the National Association for Conservation Districts (NACD) convention in Nashville, TN, January 27-31, 2018. Others in the photo are representatives from throughout Wyoming.
Project Learning Tree Poster Contest
2018 Arbor Day Poster Contest Open
Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming Project Learning Tree (WY PLT) are teaming up again this year to hold the annual Wyoming State Arbor Day poster contest. This year Wyoming will celebrate its 130th Arbor Day.
The contest is open to all Wyoming fourth and fifth grade students, including home-schooled, private and public. Students are invited to create a poster no larger than 14 by 18 inches in size that depicts the theme “To Be a Tree.” The winner will receive $100, their framed poster and a plaque. The winner’s teacher will also receive $100. Second place will receive $50 and their framed poster.
Contest deadline is March 23, 2018. Please see the WY PLT website wyomingplt.org for all contest rules or contact state program coordinator Jessica Halverson at 307-283-2954 or email@example.com for more information.
2018 NACD Poster Contest
The annual NACD and NACD Auxiliary Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. Each year, the winning posters reflect NACD’s annual Stewardship theme, and highlight the work of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries, and agencies to protect and enhance natural resources. The contest starts at the district level; winners advance to the state level, and then to the national level, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting.
The poster contest is open to public, private, and home-schooled students. For more information on the 2018 competition requirements, click here, and remember that your local and state participation rules may differ from the national rules. The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First place winners will receive $200; second place winners will receive $150; and third place winners will receive $100. The NACD Auxiliary, through their quilt project proceeds and the Albert I. Pierce Foundation, sponsor prizes at the national level.
Contact the Laramie County Conservation District, 307-772-2600, and speak with Paul Sandler, Education Specialist, for more information at the local level.
Rooted In Cheyenne's Spring Planting is scheduled for May 19th. (Expand for photos)
Laramie County Conservation District was a financial sponsor for the fall project, and our own Shaun Kirkwood assisted in the planting with Cheyenne Urban Forestry. A planting this spring is scheduled for May 19th. For more information on the program, go to: https://rootedincheyenne.com/ Rooted In Cheyenne-Thank You (click link to read)
Services We Provide
- Implement farm, ranch and forestland conservation practices to protect soil productivity, water quality and quantity, air quality and wildlife habitat;
- Conserve and restore wetlands, which purify water and provide habitat for birds, fish and numerous other animals;
- Protect groundwater resources;
- Assist communities and homeowners to plant trees and other land cover to hold soil in place, clean the air, provide cover for wildlife and beautify neighborhoods;
- Help developers control soil erosion and protect water and air quality during construction; and
- Reach out to communities and schools to teach the value of natural resources and encourage conservation efforts.
Nationally and in Wyoming, conservation districts usually operate under the following general policies:
- Conservation should be led by local citizens
- The final responsibility for conservation lies with the landowner
- Landowners have legitimate operating goals
- Conservation Districts are responsive to both landowners and operators, and the community as a whole
- The best agricultural land should be maintained for agriculture
Provide Laramie County citizens with the necessary information and technical assistance to support sustainable production from soil and water resources, protect the county’s tax base, control flooding, improve air and water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and protect and promote the health, welfare and safety of Laramie County residents.
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11221 Highway 30 Cheyenne, WY