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.

Study of value of timber resource

RBC I The White River Conservation District (WRCD) commissioned a forest products literature review to determine the need for research on the percentage of beetle-killed lodgepole pine that would be available for high value cut stock. 

District seeks new board member

RBC I The White River Conservation District was established on June 23, 1964, with the mission to provide guidance and technical assistance to encourage and promote the wise use of all the natural resources within the district by private landowners and government land management agencies.

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.

Conservation district meets Monday, Dec. 1

RBC — The regular meeting of the White River Conservation District for December has been scheduled for Dec. 1 at