2011 Program

These funds are used for natural resource conservation on private lands, and in these difficult economic times can boost local efforts to address priority conservation issues. Since each dollar from the state reaps at least an equal amount or more dollars in matching funds, this is a great investment for the citizens of Colorado to protect our natural resources. In previous years a ratio of up to 3:1 of matching to state funds has been realized.

In 2011 twenty-five new projects were funded from 36 projects submitted, receiving $555,871.

District County/Region 2011 Matching Grant Project Funded
Agate Elbert Reduce soil erosion, improve range management and control noxious weeds .
Branson Trinchera Las Animas Incentives for rangeland conservation practices and to prevent plowing of erodible soils.
Burlington Kit Carson Cost-share for windbreaks and energy audits and for energy saving practices.
Center Saguache Noxious weed control service and cost-share for Saguache county.
Central + El Paso El Paso Workshops and conservation practice incentives for small acreage landowners
Cope Washington Plugging dangerous abandoned wells and promoting rangeland conservation practices.
Debeque Plateau Valley Garfield/Mesa Improve water conservation by installation of efficient irrigation water control structures
Double El Kiowa/El Paso Incentives to address natural resource issues - wind effects on soil erosion and snowdrift onto public roads, range management, Canada thistle infestation, and renewable energy use
Eagle County Eagle Noxious weed treatment incentives in Eagle county.
Flagler Kit Carson Incentives to address natural resource issues - especially tamarisk/Russian olive removal, rangeland health and energy savings or renewable energy use.
Fremont Fremont Noxious weed education and treatment on Four Mile Creek.
High Plains + Prairie Lincoln Water quality testing, noxious weed mapping and promote rangeland conservation.
Kiowa Elbert/El Paso Noxious weed treatment cost-share for small acreage landowners
Mancos Montezuma Schools To Farm Education Program
Morgan Morgan Soil erosion control by cost-share for windbreaks on small acreage properties.
Olney Boone Crowley/Pueblo Incentives for rangeland conservation practices and to prevent plowing of erodible soils.
Prowers Prowers/Bent Incentives for rangeland conservation practices and to prevent plowing of erodible soils.
Rio Grande Assn. of CDs Rio Grande Student and teacher conservation education in the schools curriculum.
San Juan Archuleta/Mineral/Hinsdale Workshops and conservation practices incentives for small acreage landowners
Spanish Peaks - Purgatoire River Las Animas Incentives for landowners to install rangeland conservation practices.
West Otero- Timpas Crowley/Otero Timpas Creek Restoration Project - tamarisk and other invasive species control
Washington County Washington Soil erosion control by cost-share for windbreaks on small acreage properties.
West Greeley Weld Big Thompson River Restoration Project -tamarisk and Russian Olive control
White River Rio Blanco Testing of wood utilization options for beetle killed trees.
Yuma County Yuma Reduce soil erosion through rangeland conservation practices and windbreaks