FREMONT CONSERVATION DISTRICT TARGETED CONCERNS SURVEY
Each year, the Fremont Conservation District has a Local Work Group (LWG) meeting in order to get feedback from our local landowners on what is important to them within the Conservation District boundaries and Fremont County in general.
The purpose of this meeting / survey (shown below) is to see what the Resource Concerns are in the area.
The Resource Concerns that we mainly focus on are: Water Quality, Water Quantity, Soil Health, Pasture / Rangeland Health, Livestock / Wildlife Issues, Forest Health, Energy Conservation, and human related issues. Other areas of concern are: Education, Cost Share, Workshops, Technologies or other concerns in the area. Feedback on these Resource Concerns assist us in planning for the limited funding that may be received for our area for individual projects or large-scale projects.
The Resource Concerns from the 2019 LWG meeting were: #1 – Water Quality; #2 – Water Quantity (how to get enough / more water, irrigation management); #3 – Invasive / Noxious Weeds (control of invasive, noxious and obnoxious; pasture management of undesirable plants; overgrazing); #4 - Forest Health; #5 - Soil Health (drought management; wind erosion); #6 - Rangeland Health; and #7 – Animals / Wildlife (pest management of rodents and deer). Technical assistance and education are concerns in Fremont County as well.
We completed the Hayden Pass - Dinkle Ditch Restoration project in 2019 and are continuing with the Russian Olive Project Phase II along the Arkansas River (removing Russian olive and tamarisk trees with landowner partnership.) The Badger Creek Project continues its efforts in restoring that watershed as funds are available.
We have provided the following survey for you to complete by June 29, 2020. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated and will assist in planning for fiscal year 2021.
On behalf of the Fremont Conservation District Board of Supervisors, thank you!!