Upcoming District Events


Throw Back Thursday!

Panoramic view of Mount Sopris, 5 miles east of
Carbondale.  Dated July 24, 1963

South Side Conservation District Tour

The South Side Conservation District will be hosting a conservation tour on Tuesday, July 15 to highlight some of the activities happening in the South Side District and Garfield County, including ag hydropower, noxious weed control, irrigation, and more!  Check back for details!



Be sure and watch for Russian Knapweed which is bolting now from our spring
moisture.  Now is a great time to map Russian Knapweed so you can treat
at the appropriate time this fall.  Be sure and call Rick Brooks,
District Technician, at 945-5494 ext. 104 for an appointment!                             Russian Knapweed is on the noxious weed list for Garfield and Pitkin Counties 
and available for cost share!

South Side Conservation District has installed a new seed plot for the treatment of cheatgrass!  The landowner planted three different mixes and with the recent moisture we are hoping for a successful germination.  Check back to see the progress over the summer!

Bookcliff Conservation Seed Plot

Come and check out the native seed plot located at Sween Acres, 3419 Grass Valley Road, Rifle, CO.  District staff and volunteers recently removed unwanted vegetation and signs for each grass were installed last fall.  The plot is a great tool for local landowners to see which native grasses are thriving in a non-irrigated site.  The public can view these species of grass at anytime to help determine seed mixes for their own property.  For more information contact the district office at 945-5494.

No Till Drill Rental

The no-till drill is available for rent for your spring planting!  Please call early to ensure that you are able to reserve a day or two to plant your seed.  For more information call the office at 945-5494 ext 115 or click on the "No-Till Drill" icon on the left.