2010 Program

Despite severe state budget difficulties, Colorado state legislators and Colorado Department of Agriculture continued their stalwart support of conservation districts effectiveness through significant Matching Grant funding. These funds are used for natural resource conservation on private lands, and in these difficult economic times can boost local efforts to address priority 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 matching to state funds has been realized.

The program received $352,000 in new funding for 2010 and 22 new projects have been funded from 29 projects submitted.

Conservation District County/Region Project
Branson Trinchera Las Animas Rangeland conservation and incentives to prevent plowing of erodible soils
Center Saguache Noxious weeds treatment through integrated past management
Debeque Plateau Valley Garfield/ Mesa Irrigation water control structures for improved water management efficiency
Douglas County Douglas Leafy spurge control in Bayou Gulch
E. Adams/Deer Trail Adams/ Arapahoe Range management and prevention of soil erosion: wildlife habitat creation
Eagle County Eagle Cost-share for noxious weed control in Eagle county
Flagler Kit Carson Rangeland conservation and incentives to prevent plowing of erodible soils. Soil erosion prevention, and energy use decrease, through windbreaks.
Fremont Fremont Weed control on Four Mile Creek
High Plains/ Prairie Lincoln Rangeland conservation and incentives to prevent plowing of erodible soils. Leafy spurge control on Big Sandy Creek
Kiowa Elbert/ El Paso State B-listed noxious weed control on rangelands
Longmont/ Boulder Valley Boulder Youth conservation exposition
Mancos Montezuma Mancos River restoration
Prowers Prowers Weed rack and water control structure on irrigation waterway
Rio Grande Rio Grande/ Mineral/ Hinsdale Noxious weeds treatment through integrated past management
Rio Grande Assn of CDs San Luis Valley Student and teacher conservation education in the schools curriculum
S. Pueblo/ Turkey Creek Pueblo Noxious weed control service and cost-share for Pueblo county
San Juan Archuleta/ Mineral/ Hinsdale Workshops and cost-share for irrigation, range and wildlife conservation projects
Turkey Creek Pueblo Noxious weed control education in Pueblo county
Upper Huerfano Huerfano Cost share for water, grassland and riparian conservation projects
Washington County Washington Small acreage landowners cost-share to address soil erosion
Yuma Yuma CAM panels installation to improve irrigation water and energy efficiency
Yuma County Yuma Rangeland conservation and incentives to prevent plowing of erodible soils and develop wildlife habitat