Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Laramie Conservation Expo

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10th Laramie Conservation Expo

On April 15th, come join us for this celebration of all things Conservation. People need nature. We rely on it for food, shelter, water, air, and livelihoods. Nature is more than the place people go on the weekend or an vacation to get away. We are a part of its intricate web and we have a responsibility to maintain it as best we can.

Conservation is the preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.

At the Laramie Conservation Expo, we explore the diverse field of conservation through agencies, groups, educators, businesses, and individuals all working toward a part of the larger picture. In the past years some of our participants were:

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) -  an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture that provides technical assistance to farmers and other private landowners and managers.
  • WY Game & Fish - whose mission is "To Enhance and Protect Wyoming's Fish and Wildlife Resources"
  • CoCoRaHS - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation.
  • Big Hollow Coop - a lcal grocery store who aims "...to support local agriculture, provide healthy food options, and empower our community."
  • Harmony Heating and Solar -  providing forced air heating, solar thermal systems, and photovoltaic (PV) systems.
  • Sheila Bird Farm - offering fantastic local grown organic produce to the Laramie community since 2013.

These are just 6 of the 60 booths, presentation and exhibits we offer at the Expo. The event is for folks of all ages and many booths offer kid friendly activities. Food, brought to you by LC Catering, is available for purchase all day and fun door prizes are raffled off throughout the day.
This is a FREE event for exhibitors and attendees. We hope to see you there!!

 

May
5
May 6

Annual Tree Sale

Laramie Rivers Conservation District will host their 29th annual tree sale on May 5th and 6th, 2017 at the Albany County Fairgrounds.

 

If you are interested in purchasing trees, we encourage you to place your order as soon as possible [Tree Order Form] .
Some of the species that we have listed may be in high demand, so the sooner you order the better the chance we can fulfill your request.

 

This year we have:

Caragana
Cotoneaster
Lilac
Native Plum
Nanking Cherry
Wild Rose
Buffaloberry
Golden Current
Red Osier Dogwood
Mountain Mahogany
Sumac
Golden Willow
Fremont Cottonwood
Colorado Blue Spruce
Douglas Fir
Engelmann Spruce
Ponderosa Pine
Rocky Mountain Juniper
Lodgepole pine

For photos of these trees and shrubs please clickHERE and scroll to the gallery at the bottom of the page.

 

 


Oct
12
4:00 pm16:00

Wyoming Toad Reintroduction Q&A

WHEN: October 12
WHERE: 5015 Stone Rd. (SE corner of HWY 287 & Howe Rd) 
TIME: 4pm to 7pm

The Laramie Rivers Conservation District has been involved in a Wyoming Toad (endangered species) reintroduction project at various locations in Albany County since 2004.  Our role is as an intermediary between the volunteer landowner and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in the "Safe Harbor Program".  Since 2005, over 100,000 tadpoles and toads (mostly tadpoles) have been released on volunteers' private lands and there have been no conflicts with adjacent private landowners at these sites.

 This year, the historic Wyoming Central Land and Improvement Company has enrolled 41 acres (north of Curtis Street and along the north side of the Laramie River) in the Safe Harbor Program and has asked to have toads to be released on their property in 2017. This agreement has been approved by the LRCD Board of Supervisors and the Fish and Wildlife Service office in Cheyenne.

 The Laramie Rivers Conservation District is involved in this process because we are a conservation agency rooted in agriculture and private lands management.  We realize that any endangered species recovery effort must involve the voluntary cooperation of private landowners.  This site on the north edge of Laramie is important because it is one of the last places Wyoming Toads were found before they were declared extinct in the wild in the 1980s. We believe that if recovery efforts are to be successful, these releases should occur in its "historic range".

The Fish and Wildlife Service has given us assurances (see attached letter) that neighbors are under no obligation to participate in any way or to grant anyone access to their land. Given our past 11 years of successfully working with the FWS, we are confident in these assurances and in the FWS' s consideration for landowners.

May
6
May 7

29th Annual Tree Sale

Red Osier Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood

Laramie Rivers Conservation District will host their 29th annual tree sale on May 6th and 7th, 2016 at the Albany County Fairgrounds.

If you are interested in purchasing trees, we encourage you to place your order as soon as possible [Tree Order Form] . Some of the species that we have listed may be in high demand, so the sooner you order the better the chance we can fulfill your request. 

This year we have:
Caragana
Cotoneaster
Lilac
Native Plum
Nanking Cherry
Wild Rose
Buffaloberry
Golden Current
Red Osier Dogwood
Mountain Mahogany
Sumac Golden Willow Hybrid Cottonwood
Colorado Blue Spruce
Douglas FIr
Engelmann Spruce
Ponderosa Pine
Rocky Mountain Juniper

 

Nov
17
3:00 pm15:00

Watershed Study - Open House

  • Hanson Arena

You are invited to learn about the WWDC’s Watershed Study process. The project’s principal objective is to  provide a comprehensive watershed management plan to benefit water users within the study area.  The  program will ultimately provide funding eligibility to water users to improve existing facilities or develop new sources of water.  Potential projects which can be funded include irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation, water storage facilities, livestock / wildlife water supplies, etc.

Participation in this Watershed Study is strictly voluntary but can provide many benefits for landowners.

For more information please call

Tony Hoch at 721-0072 or email

tony.hoch@lrcd.net ...or go o www.lrcd.net and click on: Upper Laramie Watershed Study