Here's a short video of why we do what we do…
what we do:
We are the only organization within the county that is focused directly on efforts to help private land owners with their land issues.
Provide scholarships for Camp Rocky Conservation Camp for 14-19 year olds
Provide college scholarships for high school students interested in pursuing a natural resource or agricultural degree.
We receive approximately 200 area subdivision reviews per year and advise on their impact regarding soil, water, plant and other natural resources.
Inspect and maintain area watershed dams
Advise on custom grass seed mixes
Advise on mitigation of soil loss situations due to blowing or eroding soil
Provide little to free of charge educational workshops and classes on conservation topics to local landowners and members of our urban community.
Provide free of charge educational classes on conservation topics to local students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, including the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Soil Tunnel, as well as hosting the district wide 6th grade Conservation Poster Contest.
Partner with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) as the local USDA Service Center for conservation and technical assistance programs to small, rural landowners in El Paso County; which includes: water quality and quantity, soil health, reosion by wind and water, information on noxious weeds, information on crop, pasture and range management, windbreak plantings, wetland stabilization, flood and fire mitigation and many other practices that natural resource concerns.
Partner and Collaborate with other groups and organizations
Natural Resource Priority Areas:
Water Quality & Quantity
Ag land Preservation
Invasive and Noxious Weeds
Land Use Planning
Environmental Disaster Response