Kiowa Conservation District
303-621-2070 ext. 101
Helping People Help The Land in Elbert County Colorado
The Kiowa Conservation District Board has received a $20,000 grant from the Colorado State Conservation Board that allows them to conduct a cost-share program for implementing conservation practices as they relate to list “B” noxious weed species such as Canada thistle, Diffuse knapweed, Leafy spurge, Musk thistle, Toadflax (Dalmatian and Yellow) to name a few. Grant applications are available via email to interested landowners who would like assistance for implementing conservation on their land such as:
§ Seeding Land with natives to re-vegetate in controlling wind and water erosion.
§ Planting Trees and Shrubs for Windbreaks, Wind and Water Erosion Control, and Wildlife Habitat
§ Noxious Weed Control of List “B” species
All of the above conservation practices must be deemed needed and feasible on your property by our office before approval of application. Application deadline has been extended until May 15, 2013.
"PULL FOR CONSERVATION"
First Annual Kiowa Conservation District Sporting Clay Shoot August 10, 2013
Please join us with your family and friends to enjoy a day of shooting sporting clays, lunch silent auction and prizes. The cost is $65.00 per person which includes clays and lunch. Proceeds will benefit the conservation and education efforts of the district.
The 2013 seedling tree program is over for this season. The Kiowa Conservation District are cooperators with the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery to offer seedling trees to landowners owning 1 or more acres and purchasing the trees and/or shrubs for conservation practices on the land such as windbreaks, shelterbelts, wildlife habitat, erosion control, etc. Seedling Tree order forms will be available for the 2014 season in November 2013.
If you are interested in participating in the 2014 program and you are not currently on our list, please send us your mailing or email address via email and we will add you to the list. If you have any questions, call the office at 303-621-2070 ext. 101 or email us.
The Kiowa Conservation District is a non-taxing, non-profit special district dedicated to the success of agricultural pursuits through the conservation of natural resources. The district is governed by a Board of eight Supervisors who are volunteers. We meet once a month on the third Wednesday in our office located on the northeast corner of hwy 83 and hwy 86 in Franktown. Our office is in the same building as the Post Office. Enter the door marked "7519" west of the Post Office door. The meetings begin at 6:30pm in the winter. Contact our office for up-to-date meeting times.
We work with all District residents to help them discover the value of conservation as it relates to their profits, their lives and their children's future.
To achieve these goals, we work closely with landowners to offer individual consultations which result in recommending conservation practices like windbreaks including specific seedling trees to use, using grass seed to stop erosion, managing grazing, controlling noxious weeds, and helping with successful plantings. In some cases financial assistance may be available to help achieve your conservation practices. We also conduct several public seminars on various topics.
We work closely with educators and children to teach our young people about conservation. We offer scholarships to teachers and students, conduct an annual 6th grade poster contest, and adopt classrooms which provide curriculum materials to schools.
We receive funds from several sources to help our District residents, none of which comes through direct taxation, but by the following:
Sale of Grass Seed
Sale of Wildflower Seed
Sale of Seedling Trees
Sale of Growing Aids
Rental of Seedling Tree Planter and Weed Barrier Laying Machine
Fees From Reviewing and Supplying Comments on Subdivisions new to the District
How We Got Started
Front Row: Charlie Carnahan, Barbara Fillmore, Marianne Landers, Jane Penley
Back Row: Dan Ardrey, Bob Whitehead, Mary Sue Liss, Bill Kendall, Randy Boone, Cevey Pennington, Jim Faughnan, Art Evans
The Kiowa Conservation District board consists of 11 volunteer who own land in the District. Jane Penley is the District Manager.