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 Quarterly Newsletter

The hope with this newsletter is that you as landowners will see what the Conservation District has been up to, plans to do and programs available for you.  Please contact us to get on the mailing list and be sure to share with anyone who might want to be included in the mailing list.  If you have any questions or feedback please feel free to reach out.

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2023 Election Information

The Board of Directors currently has 4 positions up for election.  If you would like to run for one of these spots please submit a self-nomination form to the Bent Conservation District by email: bentconsdist@gmail.com or mail/drop it by the office 760 Bent Ave. Las Animas, CO 81054.  All nominations must be received by 4:00 p.m. February 24, 2023.  If no nominations are received the 4 members will be re-elected and the election cancelled.  If you have any questions please call 719-456-0120 ext. 107.

Blue Skies and Yellow Fields

                Bent Conservation District received a matching grant from the Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB) in the amount of $25,000.00.  The money was awarded to use for Drought Mitigation projects to help landowners within Bent Conservation District in 2022.    The district received 8 applications and were able to help all 8 landowners complete projects to aid in rangeland health.  $25,000.00 helped build 25,735 feet of fence, 2 livestock wells with Solar pumps and 4 livestock tanks. This roughly impacted 6,708.8 acres of rangeland.  Thank you, landowners, NRCS, CSCB and Bent Conservation District Board as this would not have been possible with out the work of everyone.  A special thank you to CSCB for providing these grants to help continue conservation throughout the state!  We look forward to applying for more grants in the future.

2022 Matching Grant Project funded by Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB)

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Grass Close Up

Rangeland Tour

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Robin and Pat Karney
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Bent CD hosted a range tour on September 12, 2018

 

The tour visited Karney Land and Cattle Ranch and Brown Brothers Ranch.  Grady Grissom, partner and manager on the Rancho Largo, from Walsenburg Colorado was the guest speaker.  Grissom was the recipient of the 2017 

Leopold Conservation Award for Colorado.  The main topic of the tour addressed drought management.

 

For more information on Grady Grissom, follow the link below:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPR1NUrM8_A

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