Educational Events

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

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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

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American Goldfinch on Apache Plume

Native Plants for Birds Virtual Guided Tour

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Native Plants for Birds Virtual Guided Tour

Local non-profit partner Denver Audubon will take you on a guided virtual tour of some of our dynamic Colorado native plants that support birds, beneficial pollinators, and other wonderful wildlife. Join us for a lively and engaging workshop – plant it and they will come! This is a free virtual tour.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

5:30pm – 6:30pm

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Here is the link to the PDF

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.