Our landowner cost share program is a way to assist members of the West Greeley Conservation District in implementing approved conservation practices on their land. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Funding is contingent on approval by the Board of Supervisors. 

Eligible Practices include:

  • Windbreak/Living Snow Fence – This cost share is designed to help tax payers establish windbreaks on their properties for conservation purposes.

Windbreak Application

  • 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.

CRP_Recovery Application

  • 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_Drilling Application

  • Livestock Well Efficiency Upgrade– This cost share helps ranchers upgrade their existing livestock well system to a system that functions in a more efficient way.

Livestock Well System Efficiency Upgrade Application

  • 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.

Small Acreage Irrigation Application

  • Urban Chemical Weed Management– This cost share helps our urban constituents control weeds around their homes to reduce future weed issues in our community.

Urban Weed Control Application

  • 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

Wildlife Water Collection System Application

  • Free Water Sampling– Domestic water, livestock water and irrigation water -free to private WGCD landowners only


  • Free Soil Sampling– test the nutrients in your soil, free of cost for private WGCD landowners only.


Other Cost Shares

  • 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

Contact office for details 970-356-8097 EXT. 3


*Any additional costs will be the sole responsibility of the landowner, each cost share is based on a 50% split of costs. Max 50% varies by individual cost share, please see application for details*