“Soil erosion is as old as agriculture. It began when the first heavy rain struck the first furrow turned by a crude implement of tillage in the hands of prehistoric man. It has been going on ever since, wherever man’s culture of the earth has bared the soil to rain and wind.” — Hugh H. Bennett and W.C. Lowdermilk, circa 1930s
West Greeley Conservation District Cost Share Opportunities*
- Windbreak/Living Snow Fence – Establishes windbreaks for conservation purposes.
- Cement Ditch Repair- Repairs leaking cement ditches and helps conserve irrigation water.
- Conservation Reserve Program Recovery – For recently expired CRP land. Supports land improvements and encourages landowners to keep land in grass for grazing.
- Livestock Well – Supports the drilling and installation of a livestock wells for livestock grazing 140-acre parcels.
- Riparian Area Grazing – Fences livestock out of riparian areas to support improved water quality and reduce soil erosion. Riparian areas are along rivers, streams or other moving bodies of water.
- Small Acreage Irrigation – Provides irrigation improvements to smaller landowners, maximum of 20 acres.
Other Cost Shares
(Available to all small acreage landowners)
- Reseeding Program – Provides seed drilling on 15 acres or less, to establish native pasture grasses and reduce soil erosion.
For details, to get an application or to sign up for the contact:
West Greeley Conservation District
970-356-8097 EXT. 142
*Available only to WGCD taxpayers only. Share percentages vary according to project.