Letter to the Editor: In support of state over feds

Dear Editor: The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts of Rio Blanco County support the State of Colorado pushing back against the federal agencies as they develop land-use plans and consider listing the greater sage-grouse.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to those in rangeland monitoring training program

Dear Editor: As good stewards of the land, ranchers continually strive to improve their management of the rangelands. The Douglas Creek and White River conservation districts are pleased to have an additional four local ranchers take advantage of the Districts’ Rangeland Monitoring Training Program during 2013.

Tipton lends sympathetic ear during visit to Meeker

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton was in Meeker on March 28 to meet with members of the White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts at the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center regarding environmental issues. Tipton met later with the Rio Blanco County commissioners on regional issues pertinent to the county. Pictured above, from left, are: White River Soil Conservation District board member Bill Lake, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, Tipton staff member Christian Reece of Grand Junction and Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson.

MEEKER I Congressman Scott Tipton lent a sympathetic ear to environmental concerns voiced by board members of the White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts on Thursday. Tipton (Rep.-Dist. 3) met with members of the conservation districts at the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center focusing on issues pertaining to sustainable forest management, feral (wild) horse […]

Ranchers implement range monitoring

RBC I As good stewards of the land, ranchers continually strive to improve their management of the rangelands. Five local ranchers have taken advantage of the Douglas Creek and White River Conservation Districts’ Rangeland Monitoring Training Program.

Regulation without representation: protecting yourself

MEEKER I Harriet M. Hageman, a water, natural resource and agriculture attorney from Cheyenne, Wyo., will be speaking at the fairgrounds in Meeker on Aug. 29.

Conservation district barbecue is June 19

MEEKER — The White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts’ annual barbecue will be June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center, on County Road 4, with a tour to follow.

Conservation districts hold annual meetings

RBC — The White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts will hold their annual meeting and banquet on Jan. 24 at 5 p.m.

Conservation tree program under way

RBC — The White River and Douglas Creek Conservation District’s 2009 tree program is underway. The Conservation Tree Program enables local landowners to obtain affordable seedlings for windbreaks, wildlife habitat, erosion control, noise or visual barriers or other conservation uses.

Conservation Tree Program available

RBC — The White River and Douglas Creek Conservation District’s Annual Tree Program is underway.

Various districts combine resources

RBC — The Rio Blanco Weed and Pest Department, CSU Cooperative Extension, the Meeker Plant Materials Center, BLM, USDA-NRCS, White River and Douglas Creek Conservation District, Environmental Plant Center, Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, Douglas Creek Conservation and Colorado Northwestern Community College have partnered

District hosts annual barbecue June 27

MEEKER — White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts are hosting the annual barbecue for associate members and

District hosts annual barbecue June 27

MEEKER — White River and Douglas Creek Conservation District is hosting its annual barbecue for associate members and sponsors on Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Plant Center. There will be a tour of the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center available just before the picnic if you are