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(These Cost Shares are for District Tax Payers only.)

  • Windbreak/Living Snow Fence – This cost share is designed to help tax payers establish windbreaks on their properties for conservation purposes.
  • Cement Ditch Repair- Designed to repair cement ditches that are leaking water and not able to properly function. A lot of times cracked, and broken-down ditches leak a lot of irrigation water from the ditch. This cost share helps to conserve irrigation water.
  • CRP Recovery- This is designed for land that has recently expired from the CRP program. This cost share encourages landowners to keep their land in grass and utilize it for grazing. This cost share supports land improvements that allow the landowner to graze this property.
  • Livestock Well- This cost share supports the drilling and installation of a livestock well that is used to water livestock that are grazing a 140-acre piece of land.
  • Livestock Well Upgrade- A cost share to help ranchers improve their existing water system to be more conservative.
  • Riparian Area Grazing- This cost share is intended to fence livestock out of riparian areas to help support improved water quality and reduce soil erosion. (A riparian area is an area along a river, stream or other moving body of water.)  
  • Small Acreage Irrigation- The goal of the small acreage irrigation cost share is to provide irrigation improvements to smaller landowners, maximum of 20 acres.
  • Urban Chemical Weed Management- This cost share helps our urban constituents control weeds around their homes to reduce future weed issues in our community.
  • Wildlife Water Collection System- The purpose of this cost share is to help build wildlife habitat and to preserve the existing wildlife habitat currently on the property
  • Water Sampling- Domestic water, livestock water and irrigation water free to private landowners
  • Polyacrylamide- Conserve soil and help reduce soil erosion on irrigated land
  • Cover Crop Seed- Encourages landowners to try new conservation methods on their property

Other Cost Shares

(Available to all landowners)

  • Reseeding Program – WGCD offers seed drilling to small acreage landowners, 15 acres or less. This cost share is provided to landowners at an inexpensive price to get grass established on their property. We use a 5 ½ ft. wide no-till drill and a smaller tractor. This program is intended to plant native pasture grasses to reduce soil erosion.
  • Seedling Tree Sale- Low cost conservation grade trees sold November to March yearly. Pick up in April

For more information, to get an application or to sign up for the reseeding program please contact:

Liz Schneider

Conservation Technician

West Greeley Conservation District

liz.schneider@wgcd.org

970-534-2319

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