Rangeland Tour

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

Camp Rocky

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Robin and Pat Karney
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Grissom and Brown
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Every year the board supports and promotes area youth to attend Camp Rocky.  Bent CD awards Camp Rocky Scholarships in May/June and the camp is held in July. 

Camp Rocky is an educational week long, residential camp for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources.  Camp is located outside Divide, Colorado.  Camp Rocky’s professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experiences.  Students work in teams, making new friends from across Colorado.  Each year, new and returning students choose one resource field for their area of focus.

 

For 2019, the board awarded a Camp Rocky scholarship to Gayle Boyd and Jimmi  Boyd from Las Animas, Colorado. This was Gayle's 2nd year, and she plans to attend next year as a student leader.

Contact the office for Scholarship information.  The board awards partial and full scholarships to attend Camp Rocky.

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2019 Camp Rocky Attendees

Matching Grant Funds

The Bent Conservation District has received 25,000.00 in matching grant funds from the Colorado State Conservation Board and an additional 15,000.00 in stimulus funds. These funds will be used to offer cost-share for projects that will address rangeland improvement; each contract will be funded up to 5,000.00. Landowners and producers that live within the Bent Conservation District are encouraged to contact the Bent Conservation District and enquire about the cost-share program. Sign up deadline is January 31, 2022 4:00 P.M. Applications must be submitted to the Bent CD office by 4:00 P.M. January 31, 2022. Please call Alisse at (719) 468-9399 or stop in at the office at USDA Service Center, 760 Bent Avenue, Las Animas CO, 81054. Attached is the application that can be filled out and mailed to the office.

 Poster Contest

Each year, we hold a poster contest for area students. These students' posters are ranked at the local level, then the top 3 from each of the schools are sent on to the state level competition. 

McClave:  Left to right:  Avery Hemp
McClave: Left to right: Avery Hemp

McClave: Left to right: Avery Hemphill 3rd place, Laila Garcia 2nd place , Leeanna Mata 1st Place

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Las Animas:  Left to right:  Jazlynn
Las Animas: Left to right: Jazlynn

Las Animas: Left to right: Jazlynn Duran 3rd place, Jadann Eck 2nd place, Makayla Marfil 1st place

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2019 McClave:  Left to right:  Avery Hemphill 3rd place, Laila Garcia 2nd place , 

Leeanna Mata 1st Place

2019 Las Animas:  Left to right:  Jazlynn Duran 3rd place,   Jadann Eck 2nd place,  

Makayla Marfil 1st place

2020 Contest Winners

2020 Scholarship Program

Alison Wilson of Las Animas, Colorado High School Graduate of Pritchett, Co and Hailey Davidson High School Graduate of Las Animas, CO.  Have both received the 2020 Bent CD High School Graduate Scholarship.

 

The Bent Conservation District strives to recognize outstanding student leadership, community services, and to promote participation in agriculture related fields.

 

Congratulations to Alison and Hailey!

If you are interested in applying for the 2021 scholarship, please follow the links below. Applications are due by May 7, 2021.

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Alison Wilson (above) and Hailey Davidson (left) are our 2020 scholarship recipients.