Conservation district helps with off-season planning

Now that the cows have been shipped out, and the last cutting has been baled and picked up out of the field, what will you do next?

While Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, the long winter months can be a great time for reflection on your management this past growing season, and for planning for what to do in the coming spring and summer.

The San Juan Conservation District is pleased to offer the assistance of our district conservation technician, Kari Eden, to serve members of our community with identifying natural resource needs and concerns.

Through conservation planning and the various cost share programs available to local land owners, together we will be able to address and make improvements to areas of concern. Eden is a trained technician and works alongside the NRCS to offer technical assistance to any landowner with a concern for the prosperity of their natural resources.

Stop by the district office on Piedra Road next to Piedra Automotive or call us with your resource concerns and your interests in implementing conservation practices on your property — like forest health and management, irrigation implementation, improvement and management, pasture and range management, erosion control, stream habitat improvement and management, or wildlife habitat improvement.

We can also provide you with information on the different cost-share programs available to landowners to help ease the financial burden of implementing these practices.

The San Juan Conservation District sells seedling trees for conservation in the spring, as well as grass and wildflower seed mix in the fall. We offer different educational seminars and workshops to landowners who are interested. Contact us today to be on our mailing list for order forms and newsletters.