Taxing error, reduced valuation lead to 83 percent cut for conservation districts

RBC I The tax valuation within Rio Blanco County has dropped considerably this year and taxpayers will be paying a reduced amount in 2016. Therefore, the county and special districts within the county will be receiving less. The conservation districts’ tax revenues will be reduced significantly more due to an error identified by the county […]

BLM recommends removal of restrictions on sale and adoption of wild horses and burros

The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board met Sept. 8-9, 2016, in Elko, Nev., to discuss issues relating to the management and protection of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands. White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts’ Executive Director Callie Hendrickson attended the meeting and provided public comment […]

Conservation districts take tour of major water issues around Rio Blanco County

RBC I Last week’s Natural Resources Water Tour of the White River Valley began Thursday with a reception and dinner featuring a presentation by John Stulp, who is Gov. John Hickenlooper’s water projects and permit coordinator.

White River Conservation District banquet…

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to those helping with county land plan

Dear Editor: The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts are excited that nearly three years of planning and work have culminated in the finalized Rio Blanco County Land and Resource Use Plan.

Local woman testifies before U.S. House on wild horse, burro problem

RBC I The National Association of Conservation Districts made the voice of conservation heard at a U.S. House subcommittee hearing June 22 on the issue of wild horse and burro overpopulation on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands.

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.

Conservation district examines 2015 triumphs, 2016 challenges

MEEKER I More than 100 people enjoyed the White River Conservation District’s annual meeting Friday at the Meeker Fairfield Center.

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.

District of the Year…

Board members of the White River Conservation District attended the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting in Beaver Creek on Nov. 16-19. The district was presented with the “District of the Year” award by the Colorado State Board of Conservation for the members’ hard work and dedication to the landowners they represent. From left […]