Kiowa Conservation District
303-621-2070 ext. 101
Helping People Help The Land in Elbert County Colorado
Select a link for more information on the various financial assistance programs we have for your conservation efforts. You might want to prevent soil erosion, install grazing management practices, create a windbreak, control noxious weeds, or some other conservation-oriented practice. Perhaps we can help you achieve your goals.
The Kiowa Conservation District Board has received a grant for $20,000 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), erosion Control and Windbreaks/Wildlife Habitat.
Interested landowners can apply for assistance in installing a wide variety of land resource management conservation practices like:
§ Noxious Weed Control for List "B" species (see above)
§ Seeding Land with natives for Wind and Water Erosion Control
§ Tree and Shrub Plantings for Wildlife Habitat and Wind & Water Erosion Control such as Windbreaks.
To participate, the approved applicants must agree to have a conservation plan prepared by NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) to include the desired practice(s). The maximum amount of cost share available for any one landowner is $2500.00.
Interested individuals can sign-up now with applications deadline extended to May 15, 2013. All applicants are then ranked using criteria developed by the Conservation District Board with technical input from NRCS. Applications are funded beginning with those with the highest ranking on down until all funds are expended. To participate in the program, landowners need to contact the Kiowa Conservation District office, 303 621-2070 ext. 101, or email to get an application form and/or additional information on this program. Online Application here.
The NRCS website also has several granting programs available through the 2008 Farm Bill. If you apply for one of those, but do not get it, you'll receive extra points in the District's cost-share program.
Check out the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS website) for more information on available grants. To qualify for the NRCS grants, you must be an agriculture producer.
Contact Deric Clemons, District Conservationist for the USDA/NRCS by phone (303 688-3042 ext. 107) for more information regarding their programs.