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Baca County Conservation District

Baca County was the epicenter of the Dust Bowl. In response to that disaster, Congress passed Public Law 46 in 1935 declaring soil and water conservation and wise land-use a national policy. Hugh Hammond Bennett, chief of the original Soil Conservation Service, recognized that local input was vital to the successful implementation of any agriculture agency.

 Colorado Soil Conservation Act (House Bill 258) passed on May 6, 1937. The Western Baca County Soil Erosion District and the Southeast Soil Erosion District were the first conservation districts formed in Colorado on March 5, 1938. In 1941 the Two Buttes Soil Erosion District was formed to address soil erosion and other conservation related issues. The three districts merged in 1982 to form our current conservation district: Baca County Conservation District.

Conservation districts have grown from a history of providing technical assistance to local producers with soil erosion issues, to the modern era of addressing all of the natural resource concerns. Baca County Conservation District bridges the gap between local agriculture producers and various agencies. Our liaison mission is two-fold: to get conservation on the ground and to benefit the local community.

Mission

Acting in concert with local landowners to enhance conservation, wildlife, and water quality for the benefit of the local community.

 

 

* ELECTION NOTICE *

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly to the electors of the Baca County Conservation District

District of Baca County, Colorado:

NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 3rd of May, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The board of Directors have designated the following polling places: 

27200 US HWY 287, Springfield, CO 81073

Absentee Ballots will also be available at the BCCD main office, due request of voter.

 

At said election, the electors of the District shall vote for the Directors to serve the following terms of office on the Board of Directors of the District (or state purpose of special election) 

The Board of Directors for the Baca County Conservation District will be holding this election for two of the five positions that can be held on the board.

The names of the persons nominated as for a THREE- Year Term

Damon McGeary

Rebecca Schroder

Thomas R Werner

Spring Is Around the Corner!

You're out in the yard planting a few trees, and you say to yourself, "where am I going to get supplies for these trees?" 

The Baca County Conservation district has a great selection of all the tree supplies! The district offers barriers, mineral tablets, and much more to meet your tree planting needs. 

Contact the main office here in Springfield for more information. 

719-523-6251 ex. 3022 or ex. 3017

 

Order Grass Seed Today

The Baca County Conservation District is taking grass seed orders now! 

The BCCD offers many options for ordering grass seed suited to your needs. Whether it's your CRP, pasture out by the barn, or right you in your backyard; the BCCD has got it. Our goal is to ensure the highest level of customer service and to ensure our customers satisfactory when pursuing their everyday grass seed needs!

"Wow, I've got all this seed ready to go, but how am I going to plant it?" 

Thats what you may be asking, but don't you worry. The Baca County Conservation District is here to save the day! We not only have a fully operatable grass drill, but its ready to hook on and go. 

Contact the main office for more information on your seed and grass drill needs!

719-523-6251 ex. 3022 or ex. 3017

 

 

 

 

 

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27200 US Hwy 287

PO Box 398

Springfield, CO 81073

(719) 523-6251, ext. 3002

 

Wildlife Escape Ladders

Landscape Fabric

Staples

Rabbit Guards

Bamboo Stakes

Polymer

CoCoRaHS Rain Gauges

Tree Fertilizer Tablets

Grass Drill Rental

Grass Seed 

Noxious Weed Treatment

 

 

Noxious Weed Program

Scholarship Program

District Conservation Tech (DCT) Program 

Conservation Stewardship Poster Contest

Conservation Education

District Manager: Renee Grigat

Weed Tech: Gavin Barnes

District Conservation Tech (DCT): Joseph Mort

District Conservation Tech (DCT): Mikayla Sharpe

President: Brian Brooks

Vice President: Dwayne Turner

Secretary/ Treasurer: Beki Schroder

Member: Sheila Smith

Member: Zaylan Konkel

BACA COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Special Meeting

January 21, 2021

2:30 p.m.

Location:  200 Main Street, Springfield, CO             

1. Call to Order - Brian Brooks, President

2. Approve 2021 Budget - All

3. Executive Session – DM Interviews

4. Discussion

5. Adjourn Meeting