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 to write a grant for a program in the White River Watershed. Possible components of the grant under consideration include native tree propagation; tree nursery to grow replacement trees for tamarisk and Russian olive removed from yards, parks, windbreaks, golf courses, etc.; various tamarisk and Russian olive eradication projects; tamarisk leaf beetle biocontrol release program; and education and outreach program.