11221 US Highway 30 Cheyenne, WY 82009 (307) 772-2600
Jim Pike, NRCS District Conservationist, to retire the end of 2018. The public is invited to an Open House in his honor!
A Public Open House to honor Jim Pike, NRCS District Conservationist, will be held at the local office on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Click on the above poster link for information.
Seedling Tree Order form for 2019 is available! (expand to view)
The 2019 Seedling Tree Order form was just mailed, and is also available here on the link above. It is advisable to order early as the last few years species have sold out early.
The District is beginning to do Windbreak Designs, so if you have called to request a design, they should be contacting you in the next few months to meet you on your property to do a design, and give you a cost estimate.
LCCD Staff 2018
Current Staff at Laramie County Conservation District consists of (left to right, back row): Paul Sandler, Education Specialist; Rex Lockman, Range & Wildlife Specialist; Dale Beranek, Tree Technician; and Clark Young, Tree Specialist. Front row: Jeff Geyer, Water Specialist; Kathy Cooney, Financial Coordinator; and Shaun Kirkwood, District Manager.
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!
The Crow Creek Revival (CCR) is more than just another stream restoration project. (expand for more information & a video)
Crow Creek RFP (click on the RFP for an explanation & map of the project)
“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. “
Updates on Jane Doe & Gal Val, deer collared by LCCD (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 (12/10/18):
Recent sightings of Jane Doe:
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
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