JCD’s Board Member, Nancy Zorensky, was recently featured in an article written by BBC! The article discusses the reason intense “megafires” have been ravaging our forests – decades of fire suppression resulting in unhealthy forest conditions.
In Nancy’s interview, she talks about her family’s concern with the risk of wildfire in their community, and how they used logging and ecology-based treatments to return their forest to it’s original state. Their hope is to reduce the risk of wildfire on their property and in their community by improving the health and sustainability of their forest. Read the full story here.
The 2016 FIRST ANNUAL From Our Lands to Your Hands event was a success!
Over 300 students attended this interactive event to learn about agriculture, which included 12 stations offering fun activities for the kids and important lessons to be learned about conservation, agriculture, and natural resources.
Denver Urban Gardens taught students about worm composting. Students got to see compost material at different stages of decomposition, and got to play with some worms, too!
CSU Extension had a candling exhibit, where students could see into the inside of a fertilized egg. Students were amazed to see the embryo moving around!
Colorado Corn taught students about the different types of corn produced in CO.
Jeffco Open Space showed students how to paint with different types of soil, teaching them about what soil is made out of and why it can be all different colors! Students made some great paintings with soil, and had fun too!
Colorado Beef Council presented about the different types of cows used for beef production!
August Noxious Weed Field Day/Workshop Series
This August, join JCD in a hands-on field day experience to learn more about weed management and help us pull weeds!
Field days will be August 5, 17, and 24th in Conifer. All are welcome!
Come prepared to work and ready to learn!
See the flyer below for more details:
2016 Urban Farm Workshop Series
Tuesday nights in August, join JCD and our partners, CSU Extension and NRCS, in a workshop series on urban farming. If you have ever wanted to start your own urban farm, or learn more about topics like raising goats or chickens, these workshops are for you!
See the flyer below for more details:
Creating a Weed Plan – Workshop – 2016
Thanks to all who attended our Creating a Weed Plan Workshop on June 18!
Our Agricultural Coordinator, Maria Bumgarner, teaching landowners about the importance of identifying and mapping weeds on their property during the weed management process.
High Timber Times recently featured a forestry project completed by Jefferson Conservation District. The project spanned 242 acres, and including eight landowners. Check out the article at http://www.hightimbertimes.com/content/back-its-roots.
To learn more about JCD’s forestry work, visit our Forest Health page, or contact us at (720) 544-2873.
Did you know that Jefferson Conservation District offers native grass seed? Using native grass in your landscaping application can help with weed management and provide forage for birds and beneficial insects. Designed specifically for granitic soils common in Jefferson, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties, our mix includes a mix of eight species of varying heights, colors, and leaf textures. We include a mix of both cool and warm season grasses.
Check out our Native Seed Sales page or download our Native Seed Brochure to learn more about the seed we offer, including tips on establishing and maintaining native grass seed.
To purchase seed, please contact us at 720-544-7079. Seed can be picked up from our office at the Denver Federal Center, or we can deliver and provide on-site technical assistance.