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.


Windbreak/Living Snow Fence

This cost share is designed to help tax payers establish windbreaks on their properties for conservation purposes.


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 Efficiency Upgrade

This cost share helps ranchers upgrade their existing livestock well system to a system that functions in a more efficient way.


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.


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, one free sample for private WGCD landowners only.


Cover Crop

Encourages landowners to try new conservation methods on their property.


Small Tree Grant

The purpose of this grant is to help groups within our District obtain conservation grade trees, shrubs, and perennial plants at a minimal cost. These trees, shrubs and perennial plants will be taken from the overflow plants from our yearly seedling tree sale, you may accept or pass on available items.


Seeding/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.

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Seedling Tree Sale

The West Greeley Conservation District partners with the Colorado State Forest Service to provide conservation seedling trees to local landowners at a nominal cost. We do this to encourage the establishment of conservation tree plantings such as Windbreaks, Living Snow Fences, Erosion Control, Wildlife Habitat, Visual Screens or Noise Barriers.

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Note: 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.


Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarships worth up to $10,000


Conservation Seedling Tree Sale Starts November 1, 2023!

Conservation seedling trees for sale to local landowners at a nominal cost.

(970) 356-8097 x3

4302 W. 9th St. Rd.
Greeley, CO 80634


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