The Middle Park Conservation District works closely with NRCS, CSFS, and CSU Extension. Each entity holds an Ex-Officio spot on our Board of Supervisors.
Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)
The USDA-NRCS provides technical assistance and conservation program support to land owners FREE OF CHARGE. NRCS’s natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality, while also supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty. (Info courtesy of USDA-NRCS)
Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS)
“Established in 1955, the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Headquartered in Fort Collins, the agency provides staffing for the Division of Forestry within the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The CSFS is committed to providing timely, relevant forestry information and education to the citizens of Colorado to achieve resilient forests and communities. Using applied science, we have adapted our focus and approach throughout the decades in response to emerging forestry issues.” (Information courtesy of CSFS)
The Granby District of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is one of 19 district and field offices located throughout Colorado. It serves as the field office for all of Grand, Summit, and Eagle Counties. The Granby District Office is currently staffed by three foresters and an administrative assistant.
Colorado State University (CSU) Extension
The mission of CSU Extension is “to provide information and education, and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado.” Colorado State University Extension is the front door to Colorado State University providing the extensive knowledge, research capabilities and resources of this premier landgrant university to Coloradans from all walks of life. Extension is dedicated to serving current and future needs of Coloradans by providing educational information and programs that safeguard health, increase livelihood, and enhance well being. (Information courtesy of CSU Extension)