Latest News – July 19
Pasture Walk Scheduled for July 27
A very unique educational opportunity will be available next week in Lake County thanks to the Lake County Conservation District. This one is definitely noteworthy, but you have to plan ahead to next Thursday, July 27, for the Pasture Walk Workshop & Lunch. This will be a very unique day of learning about the place you live, the place where people raise livestock and crops.
The day starts at 10 a.m. at the Mary Smith Ranch located on County Road 5A, across from High Mountain Institute. Described as an informal and informative introduction to Pasture Management, the focus will be on Plant Identification, Pasture Condition Scoring and Pasture Improvement Opportunities. Learn from workshop leaders Bill Gardiner a conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Josh Tashiro a Range Specialist with the USDA.
This will be a hands-on, field workshop, so come prepared for high country weather and ready to walk! This program is sponsored by the Lake County Conservation District and reservations are required by Tuesday, July 25. The workshop is free and so is the lunch by RSVP to Joan Dawson at 719-486-0537.
The Lake County Conservation District’s mission is to provide leadership, encourage wise resource decisions, set standards, encourage stewardship and education cooperators, agencies, land users, and youth to conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources and the environment.
A conservation district is a political subdivision of the state of Colorado governed by a board of supervisors elected at large from within the boundaries. The boundaries were originally formed by landowners petitioning in to the district. They do not always follow county or watershed boundary lines. Each district holds regular, open meetings to direct the district’s business. A conservation supervisor is responsible for local conservation programs, just as elected county officials are responsible for county services or school district boards are responsible for education.