11221 US Highway 30 Cheyenne, WY 82009 (307) 772-2600
Laramie County Conservation District is deeded acreage from LEADS as future headquarters for the District (expand for more information)
The Laramie County Conservation District (LCCD) is one step closer in achieving a new headquarters building near the Natural Area in the Cheyenne Business Parkway southeast of Cheyenne. On October 8, 2019 Cheyenne LEADS deeded 3.35 acres to the LCCD, so that a new headquarters building could be built next door to the Natural Area. The LCCD was deeded the 3.35 acres with an agreeance that the LCCD would develop and maintain the Natural Area within the Cheyenne Business Parkway. Development meaning enhancing the area for outdoor education and displaying our natural resources.
Thank you to LEADS for this opportunity and exciting partnership moving forward.
Tom Farrell (chairman LCCD) and Randy Bruns (CEO of Cheyenne LEADS)
Laramie County Conservation District Long Range Plan for 2020-2024 & comment period for public input (expand for more information)
A draft of the Long Range Plan for Laramie County Conservation District for years 2020-2024 is available to the public for comment through November 18, 2019, at 4:00 pm. Click on the above link to read the draft of the plan, or copies of the plan may be picked up at the District office. Comments can be submitted to the office at: 11221 US Hwy. 30, Cheyenne 82009, or emailed to: [email protected] or [email protected].
A Public Hearing will be held November 21, 2019, at 4 pm to approve the Long Range Plan.
LCCD assisted with another successful Rooted in Cheyenne Planting!
Check out Rooted in Cheyenne’s Facebook page for these updates on the Fall Tree Planting:
“Thank you to everyone that had a part in helping us plant trees this past Saturday. The volunteers, crew leaders, sponsors, city staff, city council members and our own volunteer board members. It takes a lot of planning and support to make this happen twice a year. We are making a difference here in Cheyenne. Over 500 trees planted. And still planting….”
LCCD Fall Newsletter for 2019 (expand to read)
Click on the above link to view the current Fall Newsletter from LCCD and see what the District has been up to!
2019 John Deere XUV Gator Raffle tickets for WY Natural Resource Foundation available @ LCCD
Wyoming Natural Resources Foundation is raffling off a 2019 John Deere XUV 560E Gator. Tickets are $25.00 each, and only 650 tickets will be sold. Your ticket cost of $25.00 is tax-deductible!
2nd Prize is a 2019 Stihl MS 362 chainsaw.
Tickets will be drawn at the 2019 State WACD Convention. Tickets are available at the LCCD office at 11221 US Hwy. 30, Cheyenne, WY 82009.
Watering Truck donated to Rooted in Cheyenne by Mary Kay Hemmer
Rooted in Cheyenne received a pickup for watering trees in Cheyenne from Mary Kay Hemmer in memory of Dennis Hemmer. Below is a statement from Rooted in Cheyenne for the donation:
We have received a very generous donation from Dennis and Mary Kay Hemmer. Our very own watering truck.
Unfortunately, Dennis passed away last month. They were our very first volunteers to water trees for us and were extremely dedicated. The first couple of summers Dennis and Mary Kay were the only ones watering trees for us and they would do it every week. Dennis went so far as to buy this truck so he could water the trees more efficiently. He wanted us to have the truck after his passing so that we could use the truck as it was intended, to water trees. Dennis was passionate about trees and excited about our program. He will be greatly missed but we will remember him and continue to care for the trees with the truck he graciously left us.
If you are interested in using our new truck to water trees for us please send a message or give us a call at 307-637-6428. If you are interested we need a copy of your driving record to satisfy our insurance company then you can get started.
LCCD installs gutter bins in City of Cheyenne
Click on the link above to view the video of Jeff Geyer working with the City of Cheyenne to install gutter bins in the storm drains of Cheyenne!
Toadflax information available! (expand for more information)
Toadflax is a huge issue in Laramie County. Please click on all of the links below for important information for landowners.
Updates on Jane Doe & Feline collared by LCCD (expand to see their latest locations)
A new deer was collared on Feb. 2, 2019!! She has officially been named “Feline” after Bambi’s mother. Check out the maps below for both deer 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 9/30/19:
New Deer, Feline’s, locations for week 9/30/19:
Update on “Gal Val”:
You may have noticed we have not been posting Gal Val’s locations for several weeks. As published in the WY Tribune Eagle on 10/4/18, Gal Val died in a vehicle collision on I-25 in September. The collar was recovered and will be fitted to another mule deer later this year to continue collecting data.
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
"The History of Conservation District's" by NACD (a short video of how conservation districts were formed)
Click on the link above to view a short 10 minute documentary on the history of Conservation District’s!
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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