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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 ext 4

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 July 13, 2017

For WEB site issues please contact Jim Hurley

Rural Cost Share and Other Funding Opportunities

The Cost-Share program is a matching program in which 50% of project costs, not to exceed $5,000 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. See Water Programs page for more information and a link to the Application Form.

**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 ext. 4

 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.

May Newsletter

The May 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.

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 ext. 4 or email lacey.sloan@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! 

 

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

Cooperative Working Group for the Thunder Basin National Grasslands

The US Forest Service has started a Cooperative Working Group for the Thunder Basin National Grasslands. There are representatives from the Forest Service and multiple official representatives of other governments. Representing Weston County we have: County Commissioners: Tony Barton and Marty Ertman, Weston County Weed & Pest: Hale Redding, and Weston County Natural Resource District: Lacey Sloan.   

-Information from these meetings can be found on the: Ruckelshaus-

-Institute website-

Since the public can attend these meetings but can not participate, should you have comments or concerns please email me a detailed and well written comment so that I can properly convey the interests of you all here in the area.

 

U.S. Forest Service Announces One-Year Suspension of Black-tailed Prairie Dog Shooting Restrictions on Thunder Basin National Grassland

BUDGET

The Weston County Natural Resource District budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 is available on the Reports Page.

 

Beaver Creek Watershed Study Project Scoping Meeting

We will be hosting a project scoping meeting for the Level 1 Beaver Creek Watershed. The date has been set for June 27th, and the meeting will be here at the office from 5pm-6pm.

 

SNOW REPORT

You can click here for a copy of the May 1st Wyoming Basin Outlook Report.

The snow water equivalent (SWE) across Wyoming is above the median on May 1st at 137%. The year-to-date precipitation average for Wyoming basins is now at 139% varying from 78-188% of average. Monthly precipitation for the basins varied from 97-241% of average for an overall average of 150%. Basin reservoir levels for Wyoming vary from 59-194% of average for an overall average of 126%. Forecasted runoff varies from 52-267% of average across the Wyoming basins for an overall average of 175%.