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Conservation Corner: Soil Moisture

March 31, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

Soil health plays an important role in the success of any agricultural operation. This is especially true of soil moisture. Soil acts as a major storage reservoir for moisture. According to NRCS, soil with just […]

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New Instream Flow Water Rights Proposed

March 17, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

Notice of 49 new instream flow (ISF) recommendations across the State of Colorado has been provided by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). Twelve of these recommended ISF water rights are located in the White […]

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Trees for Conservation

March 1, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

The Conservation Districts’ Annual Tree Sales program is underway! The Conservation Districts, in cooperation with the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery, offer the seedling tree sales program to local farmers, ranchers, other landowners and land […]

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Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

February 2, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

Every day, cattle graze and unknowingly turn natural resources like solar energy and pastureland into high-quality proteins and other invaluable products. They’re upcyclers that take otherwise useless materials, add nutritional and environmental value, and transform […]

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Drought impacts to evergreen trees

December 9, 2020 Lucas Turner 0

Many evergreen trees (pine, pinyon, and spruce) are currently exhibiting decreased vigor, twig dieback, and needle browning or needle drop. The primary cause of these conditions is prolonged drought. Dry air, low precipitation, low soil […]

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Conservation Corner: Forest Health and Pine Beetles

November 26, 2020 Lucas Turner 0

CSU-Extension states: “Mountain Pine Beetles (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosae, are the most important insect pest to Colorado’s pine forests.” They can have devastating effects on whole systems. Unfortunately, there are currently millions of dead trees across […]

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