Where should NRCS focus their funding? RangelandIrrigationWater - Livestock or FarmUrban AgWell RetirementCroplandDrylandWildlifeEducationHigh Profit CropsOther (add in comments below)
What practices should funding be targeted for? Water DevelopmentStrip-tillWater ManagementNutrient ManagementEnergyFarm to TablePest ManagementFencingPollinatorsWind BreaksWell RetirementPrescribed GrazingChemical ApplicationSuccession/Estate PlanningOther (add in comments below)
What workshops/education would you like the El Paso County Conservation District to provide? Citizen Science (may include Monarch counting, pest monitoring, weather observation)Community (may include community gardens and farms, food shares, service organizations)Emergencies (may include animal and ag issues during a disaster event, fire prevention or management, and rural emergency preparedness)Energy, Solar, Wind (may include energy laboratories, solar or wind farms, large campus plant tours)Equipment & Tools (may include new and emerging technology, indoor gardens, smart tech)Financial Resources (may include dept of agriculture farm/ranch funding, community foundations, the STAR program)Forestry (may include fire protection districts prevention and response, pest identification, healthy forest walks, reclaimed wood art or use)History (may include the Colorado Centennial farms and ranches program, land use and ownership history, heritage rose program)Noxious Weeds (may include weed walks, insectory/biocontrols, art contest or show)Plants & Seeds (may include garden boxes, plant-a-box, "Return to Eden", or seed exchange/library)Pollinators (may include bat houses, butterfly health/migration, local pollinator garden plants or tours)Recycling (may include industrial recycling, urban recycling, management of residential to business waste)Soil & Land Use (may include composting, garden tours, zoning, food-recycling)Student Engagement (may include Camp Rocky, Envirothon, History Day, Science Fair, K-12 classroom kits)Sustainable Ag (may include tours to community farms, regional education centers, sustainable ag producer projects)Upcycling (may include restore, local programs which divert reusables for art/craft/hobby, individual artists, fashion waste)Urban Agriculture (may include food to institution programs, financing, hobby or homestead to business tools)Water & Rain Barrels (may include DIY barrels, Creek Week team, utility facility tours)Watershed Dams (may include dam purpose and structure, inspection, signage projects)Wildlife Management (may include bobcat and coyote, Gray Wolf introduction, preventing deer damage, managing wildlife conflict)Other (add in comments below)
Please check all that apply to you, your land, or land use: Agri LandownerActive Agri ProducerIrrigation ProductionDryland ProductionLivestock ProductionSpec Crop ProductionSpec Livestock ProductionRangelandHome or FarmsteadSmall Acreage <5 acresMid Acreage 5<20 acresI live in the SuburbsI live in Town (population over 10,000)Other Land UserOther (add in comments below)
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