Conservation districts weigh in on plan to assist sage grouse

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts staff attended the BLM’s Stakeholder Workshop titled “The Next Steppe: Implementing for the Future,” in Grand Junction on April 19, when several Interior Department staff members from Washington D.C., and Colorado BLM Director Ruth Welch addressed the group.

Conservation districts push horse gather

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts provided public comment at the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board in Redmond, Ore., on April 13-14.

Still time to comment on county land, resource plan

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts, in partnership with Rio Blanco County, hosted four input sessions for the Land and Resource Use Plan across Rio Blanco County on March 8 and 9. Input sessions were held in Meeker, Rangely and at the Piceance Creek Clinic.

Douglas Creek Conservation District’s annual meeting and banquet is this Friday

RANGELY I The Douglas Creek Conservation District will hold its annual meeting and banquet in Rangely on Feb. 26.

Conservation districts launch horse, burro info

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts joined with the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition (Coalition) to launch a public information and education campaign to provide insights to the general public of the challenges excess wild horses and burros pose to Western rangelands.

Letter to the Editor: Conservation districts join to promote wise use of resources, gathers

Dear Editor: The Douglas Creek and White River conservation districts’ purpose is to promote the wise use of natural resources within our county and in general. The districts announce the development of a natural resource informational campaign.

Public input needed on county’s land use proposal

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts and Rio Blanco County are in the process of developing a Land and Natural Resource Use Plan and Policy that will be guided by input from local residents.

Douglas Creek Conservation District annual meeting and banquet Feb. 28

RANGELY I The Douglas Creek Conservation District will hold its annual meeting and banquet in Rangely on Feb. 28. Activities will take place at the Weiss Conference Room on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely. The business portion of the meeting will center on “Water Issues that Affect Rio Blanco County.”

Districts, officials tour Piceance Basin

The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts hosted a Natural Resource Tour in the Piceance Basin on Aug. 13 with 45 participants which included elected officials, agency staff, college instructors, and other interested members of the public.

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts hosted a Natural Resource Tour in the Piceance Basin on Aug. 13, centering the focus on Greater Sage Grouse, excess feral horses and the numerous rules and regulations involved in the management of the public lands.

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner here on Friday

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts are pleased to announce that U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner will be in Meeker on Friday.

August Piceance Basin tour open to public

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek Natural Resource Districts will be hosting a Piceance Basin national resource tour on Aug. 13, open to the public. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., departing from the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker.

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.