Responsible for management in achieving conservation goals and objectives within the conservation district of Laramie County. Provides day to day management functions of the district, and the coordination, organization, and timelines of conservation programs between staff and Board of Supervisors.
Wildlife & Range Specialist
Responsible for managing the District’s Wildlife and Range Management programs. Provides technical assistance to landowners on grazing management, grass seeding recommendations, weed issues, problem wildlife, and wildlife habitat improvement.
Responsible for conserving, enhancing and sustaining Laramie County’s surface and groundwater resources through the promotion of healthy watersheds and sustainable use of water supplies. Responsible for implementing water quality monitoring and BMPs, stream and riparian improvements, aquifer recharge opportunities, and water developments or rehabilitations using grant opportunities or other means.
Responsible for educating and informing Laramie County residents about the responsible use and care of their natural resources through classroom visits, field trips, community presentations, and public events. Also helps to promote public awareness of all District programs and announcements through print, radio, television, and social media platforms.
Responsible for managing the District’s Seedling Tree and Living Snow Fence programs. Responsible for community tree health involving insect and disease control, and light structure pruning advice. Living Snow Fence funding, windbreak designs, and other program areas.
Responsible for acquiring Living Snow Fence funding, implementation, and maintenance. Responsible for designing windbreaks of seedling tree and shrub plantings, drip irrigation, community tree health, and other program areas.
Responsible for the District’s accounts payables/receivables, payroll, manages staff human resources documents for benefits, monthly budget reports, assists with annual audit, and tracks District inventory.
Board of Supervisors
The Laramie County Conservation District’s five-member volunteer Board of Supervisors is the key to the District’s success. Each board member serves a four year term. The Board is comprised of three rural (living outside of a municipality,) one urban (living inside of a municipality,) and one at-large (either rural or urban) member. The residents of Laramie County elect the board members during the general election.
The Board sets policy for LCCD programs and projects to give direction to the staff of resource experts that carry out the day-to-day activities. The Board welcomes public input and meets at the Conservation District office the third Thursday of each month at 4 pm. To review the most recently approved minutes, click on the link below:
Responsible for Water Quality and Water Quantity issues. Term of office: 2017-2020
Vice Chairman/Treasurer (Rural)
Responsible for Wildlife, Range, and Employee issues. Term of office: 2017-2020
Responsible for Tree issues. Term of office: 2017-2020
Responsible for Education and Public Relations issues. Term of office: 2019-2022
Responsible for Administration issues. Term of office: 2019-2022
In addition to elected Board of Supervisors, Associate Supervisors are appointed by the Board to provide additional expertise and assistance. Jim Cochran and Keith Schoene assist with Conservation Plans.
Provides insight on conservation issues in Laramie County.