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Now Enrolling for STAR+
Have you been interested in improving your soil health but just not sure where to start? Well, we have a grant program to help you do just that! We are now enrolling STAR+ participants. You will get a free soil moisture probe, $75/acre (a minimum of $1,000 and maximum of $5,000) per year matching payment, technical assistance partner, see the benefits of increased soil health like
water retention, drought, and erosion resilience, decreased nutrient loss. Please call the office, 719-456-0120 x 105 or come by 760 Bent Avenue and get registered today!
79th Annual Meeting, February 23, 2023
The Bent Conservation District held their 79th Annual Meeting at the John W. Rawlings Heritage Center. The district provided the meal that the McClave FFA and Alumni catered. The meal was Brisket and all the trimmings. They did a great job and the money goes directly back to the students.
The Upper Ark Conservation District Manager and Vence teamed up to provide a virtual presentation on Virtual Fencing. Lots of great information was provided. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the district at 719-456-0120 ext. 107.
Pictured are McClave FFA Members and their Advisor who helped serve the Annual Meeting Meal.
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)
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