Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors meets for the Regular Monthly Meeting on the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise noted on this website. Contact the District Manager to get involved. Heather@DouglasConserves.org or (303) 218 - 2622.

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors meets for the Regular Monthly Meeting on the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise noted on this website. Contact the District Manager to get involved. Heather@DouglasConserves.org or (303) 218 - 2622.

Gardening for Pollinators Workshop – Free

Douglas County Events Center 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, CO, United States

This is a collaboration with Douglas Land Conservancy, CSU Extension Master Gardeners, and the Douglas County Farm Bureau, and hosted by the Douglas County Conservation District. Our speaker is Master Gardener Lisa Mason, who will focus on making your landscape count for pollinators, no matter the size!

The Douglas County Farm Bureau is providing a sack dinner, come hungry. Space is limited register now.

Please contact Heather Kelly, District Manager at 303 218 2622 or Heather@DouglasConserves.org with any questions.

Front Range Native Plants Workshop – Free

Douglas County Events Center 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, CO, United States

Come hear from Jackie Driscoll, Master Gardener about our Front Range Native Plants. More details to come as we get closer to the event date.

Annual Plant Sale – Customer Pick Up Day

Douglas County Fairgrounds - Kirk Hall 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, CO, United States

The Annual Plant Sale offers native and adaptive plants in a presale from October 1, 2023 to May 6, 2024. Customer Pick Up day is Friday, May 24 from 9am to 6pm at the Douglas County Fairgrounds - Kirk Hall. Proceeds benefit local conservation efforts such as college scholarships, free workshops, and cost-share grants.Thanks for your support!

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors meets for the Regular Monthly Meeting on the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise noted on this website. Contact the District Manager to get involved. Heather@DouglasConserves.org or (303) 218 - 2622.

Local Workgroup Meeting and Dinner

Franktown Firehouse 181. Located near the SW corner of Hwy 86 and Hwy 83 in Franktown. 1958 N. Hwy 83, Franktown, CO, United States

You're Invited!

What Happens at Local Working Group Meetings?

Every year, NRCS along with conservation districts host Local Working Group meetings where farmers, landowners, conservation partners and other members of the community discuss the natural resource needs for a county.

This meeting allows us to collect feedback from conservation partners and producers for local priorities, information, and concerns for NRCS financial and technical assistance administration and implementation. Additional information collected:
· Adjust priority resource concerns
· Change allocation distributions
· Create new fund pools for priority/ specialized projects
· Request changes in payment schedules
· Inform technical decisions and state level implementation requirements
· Identify barriers in local and state level program participation
· Adopt/identify new technologies and practices that have proven successful locally
· Collect local success stories
· Understanding training needs for producers, partners, and staff

This is a free meeting.

Where: Franktown Fire Station 181, Conference Room

Address: 1959 N State HWY 83,
Franktown, CO 80116

Date: Thurs, June 6th, 2024

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

We want to hear from YOU.
BE THE VOICE OF OUR COMMUNITY.

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors meets for the Regular Monthly Meeting on the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise noted on this website. Contact the District Manager to get involved. Heather@DouglasConserves.org or (303) 218 - 2622.

Plant Sale Part II

CSU Extension Office 410 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104 410 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO, United States

We have lots of native and adaptive plants for sale! These are leftovers from our Annual Plant Sale. Proceeds benefit local conservation programs such as grants and scholarships. Sourced locally, these plants are well adapted to our climate and soil conditions.

When Wednesday, July 10, 9am to 12pm

Where CSU Extension Office, 410 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Questions? Heather@DouglasConserves.org or (303) 218-2622.
Quantities are limited. First come, first served.

Rangeland Field Day – $15

Prairie Canyon Ranch 4620 South State Highway 83, Franktown, CO 80116 4620 S HWY 83, Franktown, CA, United States

This field day will take place on the Prairie Canyon Ranch located 5 miles south of Franktown. Douglas County manages the property as a working cattle ranch. Jamie Hull has managed the grazing on the ranch for the past few years. The session will inform & educate participants about managing foothill grasslands through good land stewardship practices and holistic grazing management, while considering livestock-wildlife interactions and working toward common goals of all partners. The Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management is pleased to sponsor an exciting training opportunity tying forage, livestock, and open space aspects of ranching operations together.

This ranch has a unique story to share. The property was homesteaded by Frederick Bartruff and his family in 1873 and has been used as a working cattle ranch since that time. The collection of buildings illustrates significant advances in agricultural and architectural technology from the 1870s to the 1930s. The land is also rich in archaeological resources, with evidence of human occupation up to 9,000 years ago. The property consists of several historic structures including a house, barn, saloon, blacksmith shop, cemetery, and stone cave and corrals (circa 1875-1938). The ranch is characterized by rolling grasslands,
mixed pine and Gambel oak forests, rocky outcrops, sandstone canyons, Cherry Creek riparian areas. The ranch was acquired because of its diverse wildlife habitat for hawks, pronghorn, coyotes, deer, elk, and great blue herons.

Registration includes all informational materials, light breakfast, and lunch on July 19. Free tent camping-grounds will be available on the ranch at the pond site. (Bring your own camping equipment and food for supper)
For information or questions contact:
Dan Nosal, daniel.nosal@usda.gov, 303-218-2632 OR
Ben Berlinger ben.berlinger@usda.gov, 719-980-0518

$15.00