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Weston County Natural Resource District

Weston County Natural Resource District

1225 Washington Blvd. Suite 3

Newcastle, WY 82701

(307)746-3264

Weston County Natural Resource District board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00 PM in the District Office.

All meetings are open to the public.

Last Modified on November 22, 2016

For WEB site issues please contact Jim Hurley

Bluebird and bat houses are available for sale through the District Office. The houses are built by the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp and come fully assembled.

To purchase a bluebird or bat house, please contact the District Office.

See page 3 of the February Newsletter for more information.

Thanks to the hard work of our local FFA Chapter and funding through the District we again have free wildlife escape ramps available at the District Office.  These ramps are designed to fit a wide variety of water tanks.

Contact the District Office or stop by to pick up escape ramps for your property.

Fence Markers for Sage Grouse Cost Share Program

Fence markers are used to increase fence visibility for sage grouse and other wildlife. This may result in less potential for collision with wire fencing. For sage grouse specifically collisions are most often seen in areas near strutting grounds, or leks, located on sites with gentle terrain. This is a 50 percent cost share. The district will be making the markers to NRCS specifications. There are also opportunities to work with youth organizations to have the installation performed on your property.

NEW Reports

New reports have been added on the Reports Page

 

2017 Seedling Tree Program

The 2017 Seedling Tree Program is now underway. A tree order form is available here.

**Tree Species availability changes daily so get your orders in ASAP!!!**

 

Rural Cost Share and Other Funding Opportunities

The Cost-Share program is a matching program in which 50% of project costs, not to exceed $3,000 may be reimbursed by the District. All projects must be pre-approved, by the WCNRD Board BEFORE being implemented and must be inspected upon completion. Structural designs will follow NRCS standards and specifications.

**Only one rural cost-share grant may be awarded per cooperator per fiscal year (July 1- June 30)**

CONTACT THE DISTRICT OFFICE: 307-746-3264

 

Weston County Fuel Mitigation Program trees

The Fuel Mitigation Program in Weston County has funding available to assist homeowners with reducing the hazardous fuels around their home/property. The program is available to all Weston County property owners living out of town or living in towns. The funding is provided through Wyoming State Forestry and Weston County Fire Protection District from the National Fire Plan’s Western States Wildland Urban Interface Program.

For more information on the fuel mitigation program, you can call the Program Coordinator at 307-629-1173 located in Newcastle.

 

Wyoming Department of Agriculture’s “Cornerpost” Newsletter

Here is a link to Wyoming Department of Agriculture Cornerpost newsletters, we have added a link to their WEB site on the links page under the Some of our Cooperating Entities and Agencies header.

 

November Newsletter

The November Newsletter is available now. A summary of the items discussed in the newsletter and a link to it are available here on the Newsletter page. Links to older copies of the newsletters are also available on the newsletter page. The Newsletter has the results of the Supervisor Election on the first page.

 

NEWSLETTER ALERT!

With the recent budget reductions, the WCNRD will need to verify if you would like to receive the newsletter by email or a hard copy in the mail. Please call 746-3264 or email lacey.gurien@wy.usda.gov with your preference and leave your name and phone number if the answering machine picks up. If we DO NOT hear from you, your name will be removed from our mailing list. Thank you for your understanding.

 

In addition to the information in the newsletter, here are some web links to some beneficial sites that I think you might find useful. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to give me a hollar! 

 

Common Name Tree Guide w/Pictures

 

DIY Suet for Wild Birds or Chickens:

(Grease/Lard recipe)

(Coconut Oil recipe)

 

Here is a link to the publication “Plants with Altitude” (link to publication WEB Site) discussed in the April newsletter.

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY SERENITY TRAIL

National trails day is celebrated the 1st Saturday of June every Year

SPONSORED BY:

Weston County Natural Resource District

This year’s event had 32 people show up for the two mile hike

 

Public Notice

Weston County Natural Resource District Long Range Plan

Released for Public Comment

 

The Weston County Natural Resource District (WCNRD) will accept written comments on the 2016-2021 Long Range Plan beginning Friday, October 31, 2016 and will continue through Tuesday, December 16, 2016. Copies of the draft document are available at the WCNRD office located at 1225 Washington Blvd. Suite 3 Newcastle, WY. A public open house will be held on November 21, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the District Office. Copies of the document will be available at the public meeting and attendees are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions at that time. For more information, contact the WCNRD office at 307-746-3264. A copy of the draft plan can be downloaded here.

 

We are including a Survey that you can use to provide us with your recommendations for items you feel we need to focus on for the next five years.  The survey can be accessed here.  Surveys and comments are due no later than December 16th at 3pm. To the Weston County Natural Resource District Office.  We appreciate you taking the time to voice your opinion!!