11221 US Highway 30 Cheyenne, WY 82009 (307) 772-2600
Stream Trailer @ WY State Fair! August 13-17, 2019
Stop by and see the stream trailer from LCCD at the WY State Fair!
Free Pruning Class September 14, 2019 @ the Laramie County Library (expand for more info.)
LCCD will be hosting a free pruning class at the Laramie County Library, on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 9 am to noon. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 12. Class size is limited, but if enough interest, an afternoon class may be available.
Click on the above link for the flyer information!
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.
Community Enhancement Projects sought for Spring of 2020! (expand for more information)
Each year, the Laramie County Conservation District accepts proposals for community enhancement projects. Profits from the District’s Seedling Tree Program provide funding to community groups and organizations for natural resource projects that will improve the environment and natural beauty of Laramie County.
Proposal Guidelines Funding is available from the Laramie County Conservation District to assist in the implementation of natural resource projects not to exceed $1,000 per project. All proposals submitted must identify at least 20% in matching funds. This match can be either project installation labor and/or materials but not maintenance labor or materials. In addition, the district offers design assistance free of charge. Proposals can be submitted by either individuals or groups but must be for projects that will benefit the community at large, and on land that is accessible to the public. Projects selected for funding are implemented the following spring.
Types of Projects Funded The program encourages projects that benefit the public as a whole. Examples include: * Tree plantings in public parks and along the Cheyenne Greenway * Church and cemetery plantings * Boy, Girl and Eagle Scout projects * School improvement projects * Non-profit organization projects In the past, the emphasis has been on tree plantings. The District also encourages project proposals for xeriscape, wetland improvement or development, urban and wildlife habitat, or any other project that would conserve or improve natural resources.
Please note: A sign reading “Conservation Tax Dollars at Work” will be installed at each Community Enhancement Program site that is approved for funding. For further information on how to submit a proposal, contact the Conservation District by calling 772-2600, or e-mail us for information. For an informational flyer on how to submit your proposal, Community Enhancement Flyer 2019-2020. Projects to be installed Spring of 2020. Applications (sample application- Community Enhancement Application Form) are due in the office by Sept. 30, 2019.
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 7/22/19:
New Deer, Feline’s, locations for week 7/22/19:
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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11221 Highway 30 Cheyenne, WY