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Category Archives: Natural Resources

REGISTER NOW for 2019 Colorado Master Gardener Training Classes!

Are you interested in becoming a Colorado Master Gardener? Registration is open for Garfield County’s 2019 Training Class! To learn more about the Colorado Master Gardener Program, visit: Colorado Master Gardener Program For more information on the Garfield County CMG Program: To apply for the 2019 Training Course(s), please fill out this application: Email completed […]

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HAPPY NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK from all of us at the Garfield County Extension Office!

June 18th to 24th is National Pollinator Week! This week is all about appreciating the incredible animals that pollinate our native plants, our crops, and our favorite ornamental flowers! This week is also an important way to raise awareness about Pollinator Conservation, and learn more about the ways that we all can contribute to pollinators […]

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Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Funds Available through NRCS

WHAT: You could qualify to receive sage-grouse projection dollars through NRCS as part of the Greater Sage-Grouse RCPP project. Colorado Cattlemen’s Association received these dollars through a grant program focus on on-the-ground projects specific for Greater sage-grouse and these dollars must be used THIS YEAR! WHEN: Applications must be submitted to the local NRCS field […]

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18 Colorado Counties are Eligible for Drought Damage Funds through USDA’s Farm Service Agency

USDA Designates Seven Counties in Colorado as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Release No. 0083.18 WASHINGTON, May 29, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated seven counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Agricultural producers in designated counties are eligible for emergency loans and other disaster […]

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What’s Bugging You?

Did you know that 99% of all insects are either harmless or benefit us in some way? Beneficial insects fall into 3 main categories: Predators / Parasitoids: Insects that feed on other “critters” providing an important source of pest control in nature. This group is responsible for keeping pest populations balanced, otherwise herbivorous insects could […]

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CSU Extension Open House

Garfield County Extension would like to invite the public to join us for an open house to welcome Abi Saeed, Agriculture/Horticulture & Natural Resource Agent. When:  Friday, May 18th from 4 pm to 6 pm Where:  CSU Extension Office, 1001 Railroad Avenue, Rifle CO 81650 Stay and enjoy the Garfield County 4-H Shamrock Shindig in […]

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Purge your Spurge (& Sock the Rocket)!

Garfield County’s 6th Annual Purge your Spurge (& Sock the Rocket) event is now underway! Garfield County is targeting 3 weed species this year: Myrtle Spurge Cypress Spurge Dame’s Rocket Each 13-gallon bag of these plants that you turn in gets you a $20 voucher for Mountain Valley Greenhouse! (Be sure to confirm the identity […]

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