11221 US Highway 30 Cheyenne, WY 82009 (307) 772-2600
Another successful Rooted Planting took place in Cheyenne on September 22 (expand for photos)
LCCD is a sponsor for Rooted in Cheyenne. District Manager, Shaun Kirkwood, volunteers his time to assist with the plantings.
Loading the trailer with trees to be planted.
Shaun and his son, Riley, ready to plant!
Shaun’s crew ready to plant!
South Platte Watershed Information & Application form (expand for more info.)
The Laramie County Conservation District is now accepting applications for this year’s cost share program through Wyoming Water Development’s Small Water Project Program.
During the compilation of our South Platte Watershed Study, interest was shown in one or more projects on Laramie County property. If you as the landowner are interested in pursuing implementation of project(s), please fill out the above application and email it to either Rex Lockman (email@example.com) or Jeff Geyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 15th. You may also call the office at 772-2600 and request an application form.
The District will prioritize projects after the October 15th due date and will contact you by the 19th of October if your project was selected.
Recall that the Small Water Project Program is a 50% matching grant opportunity up to $35,000 to be allocated by the summer of 2019. If you had a $100,000 project you would only be reimbursed $35,000.
If approved by the WWDC, the projects will have to be completed by July, 2021.
LCCD hires new District Manager
Laramie County Conservation announced today the promotion of Shaun Kirkwood to the District Manager position. Shaun has been with the District for 20 years beginning as a District Technician, then promoted to Tree Specialist, and now District Manager.
The Crow Creek Revival (CCR) is more than just another stream restoration project. (expand for more information & a video)
“The Crow Creek Revival (CCR) is more than just another stream restoration project. CCR is a revival of the very resource that put Cheyenne on the map. Late in May, LCCD and the WGFD electrofished the upper portion of CCRs Phase I Segment for baseline data on native species occurrence and abundance prior to implementation of the project. The Laramie County Conservation District is currently working on a Request for Proposals for a 30% Design on this Phase I segment which involves 1.2 miles of Crow Creek. “
LCCD tags deer with the WY Game & Fish & Central High - "Jane Doe" & "Gal Val" (expand to see their latest locations)
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.
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.
“Jane Doe” has a fawn:
Below: Rex Lockman, LCCD, Brian Lamont, WY Game & Fish, & Kim Parfitt, Cheyenne Central High School with “Jane Doe”.
Here are Jane Doe’s locations for week (9/17/18):
Be sure to check back for more information on the project as it becomes available!
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, “Val”, was tagged on February 14, 2018, and will 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
WNRF John Deere Gator Drawing (expand for more info.)
Enter to win a 2018 John Deere Gator! Only 650 will be sold. Ticket costs are $25.00 each. Tickets are available at the Laramie County Conservation District office or any conservation district in the state. (Drawing information is in the poster link above.)
Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation (WNRF) is a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to conserving Wyoming’s natural resources, heritage and culture. The WNRF is a sister organization to the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts.
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.
We are proud to have been a Sponsor for OUT ON THE LAND.
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11221 Highway 30 Cheyenne, WY