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Living Snow Fence on Poncha Pass

Poncha Pass

A project that involves sixth graders at the local school district, it teaches these students the value of conservation first hand by getting to replace standard highway snow-fence with living trees. The project begun in 2004, is a collaboration between the Conservation District, CDOT and Colorado State Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Rio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education Initiative and the local schools.

Snotel Project

The Sno-tel Project allowed the Center Conservation District to Purchase a new sno-tel for the upper Saguache Creek farmers and ranchers. There was a critical gap in the information that could be obtained in this area and the cd recognized this need and addressed it. The district lobbied the Rio Grande Water Conservation District For funding and received partial funding and then used district funds to complete the project.

GLCI Workshop 2010

GLCI Workshop 2010

The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) was founded to provide high quality technical assistance on privately owned grazing lands on a voluntary basis and to increase the awareness of the importance of grazing land resources.

Established in 1991, GLCI is carried out through coalitions of individuals and organizations functioning at the local, state, regional and national levels.  The coalitions include livestock producer organizations, scientific and professional grazing resource organizations, conservation and environmental groups, and state and federal natural resource and agriculture agencies. Each year the Center Conservation District holds at least two GLCI workshop for producers.

Farm Tours

These farm tours are lead in con junction with the conservation education specialist and help the district provide hands agriculture experience to youth and the community!

Center Farm Tours