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Rangeland Workshop

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Come learn what works at Prairie Canyon Ranch with James Hull

  • Grazing techniques for healthy pastures
  • Regenerative ranching practices

Where – Franktown Fire Station 181 – 1959 N State Hwy 83, Franktown, CO located southwest of the intersection of Hwy 86 and Hwy 83

When   Thursday, November 4, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

How Much – Free

Contact us to Register or (303) 218 – 2622

2021 Annual Meeting and BBQ

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WHERE: CALF’s Lowell Ranch –  2330 East Frontage Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104

WHEN: Saturday, September 18, 11am- 1pm

WHAT: Annual Meeting and BBQ

Come meet our Board of Supervisors, tour the stream restoration project, hear a couple of interesting talks about local conservation efforts, and learn what’s happening at CALF over delicious FREE BBQ. We will announce and honor our Conservationists of the Year as well. RSVP required via EventBright.

Contact us : call (303) 218-2622 or email 

Camp Rocky 2022

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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 of the following resource fields for their area of focus:

  • Rangeland Science
  • Forestry Management
  • Soil and Water Science
  • Fish and Wildlife Management

At the end of the week, students will use their group learning plan to complete a management project.Additional camper activities include volleyball games, hiking, a campfire, group challenges, nightly natural resource presentations, and a talent show!

Sponsored by the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, with the help of other natural resource conservation partners.

WHEN: JULY 10-15, 2022


HOW MUCH: $350



Wildflower Walk at Sandstone Ranch

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Join Jackie Sanderson, a Natural Resource Specialist in Douglas County and a Native Plant Master Trainer for an easy hike to identify native wildflowers and habitats at Sandstone Ranch. The course is outdoors on an Open Space trail. Please wear appropriate shoes and bring water. All class materials will be provided.

When/Where to Meet: Students will be given instructions about where to meet on Sandstone Ranch Open Space prior to the class.

For the health and safety of all participants, social distancing and masks are encouraged.


Local Agriculture Workgroup

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Please join us on Friday, June 18, at 5:30pm for the Local Agriculture Workgroup Meeting. We need to hear from the community about your conservation priorities and resource concerns on agricultural land!

Each year the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) allocates funding to address priority resource concerns in our area. Your unique perspective drives which conservation priorities receive funds. Simply email or call us to register for this meeting.

Phone (303) 218 – 2622


This meeting is at CALF’s Lowell Ranch in the Agricultural Barn located at 2330 East Frontage Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Note that GPS takes one to the West Frontage Road but CALF is on the East Frontage Road.

2021 Youth Conservation Camp – POSTPONED TO 2022

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Camp is at CALF’s Historic Lowell Ranch in Castle Rock. This hands-on learning experience is for kids ages 7 – 14 years old. Kids get to play and learn outside with educators from our natural resource agencies, local scientists, and professionals from our Board of Supervisors. We strive to plant the seeds of stewardship to grow future conservationists. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, sun hat, and closed-toe shoes for walking in the creek. Space is limited and registration is required.

This camp is free of charge.

CALF’s Lowell Ranch is at 2330 EAST Frontage Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Most GPS apps take one to the WEST Frontage Road, however CALF is on the EAST Frontage Road.

COVID precautions will be in place. Please send a mask in case we are inside. Register with Sign Up Genius here Sign Up Genius.

Biocontrols for Noxious Weed Management

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Biocontrols for Noxious Weeds is a free, virtual workshop.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) promotes the use of biological control in pest management since the 1940s. The Palisade Insectary is home to the Biological Pest Control Program which manages about 20 different species of biologic control agents for use against both noxious weeds and insect pests.

Join us to learn about what these beneficial agents can do for your noxious weed problem. Speakers are Sonya Daly, Biological Control Specialist and Karen Rosen, Biological Control Specialist of the CDA Palisade Insectary.

Thursday April 1

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Email us at to register



Windbreak Design

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This workshop will blow you away! Partners the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Colorado State Forest Service lead this in depth discussion on how to design your windbreak. Learn about placement, row spacing, and planting. Check out the windbreak website here This is a free workshop.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Email us at to register.