It is our goal to connect landowners with local information and experts to help protect the natural resources on their land. Below you’ll find information on some of the most common resource concerns in our area including water, wildlife, noxious weeds, forestry, and range management.
We can also help landowners find grants and cost-share programs to help with projects such as fencing, weed management, land restoration, and forestry management.
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Forests of our region used to benefit from recurring wildfires that reduced the amount of fuels buildup. Large wildfires are no longer acceptable across our landscape, which has led to some overstocked forests that have a hazardous amount of fuels that can lead to catastrophic fires, infestations of pests and diseases, as well as an overall decline in forest health.
Major disturbances are vulnerable to colonization by invasive and non-native species of plants. By restoring a site after a major disturbance you are assisting in the recovery of an ecosystem to a desirable self-sustaining state.
Rangelands provide us with a wide array of goods and services, including livestock grazing, wildlife browsing and habitat, water, recreational opportunities and open space scenery. Maintaining ecosystem functions on rangelands can help ensure continued sustainable production as well as balancing the diverse values that your rangelands represent.
Water is a foundational element of our community; our livelihoods and our health is inexorably connected to water quality and ample water quantity. We cannot overlook waters importance. Currently we see increasing droughts and growing population’s acting as stressors to both water quantity and quality.
Noxious weeds continue to threaten the beauty and productivity of our region. If left unattended noxious weeds can have vast negative impacts on bio-diversity, wildlife habitat, soil productivity, water quality, livestock forage and property values.
High quality habitat is essential to keeping wildlife healthy and thriving on your lands and in the region. Habitat requirements include access to food, water, cover and space to roam; as well as ensuring that wildlife can transition across your property and access connectivity corridors throughout the landscape.