Sublette County Conservation District is
in the middle of a lot of changes this winter.
In January, SCCD broke ground on a remodel
of a building we purchased last year.
The remodel will create the necessary office
and lab space for staff to conduct business
efficiently. The building is located at 217
Country Club Lane in Pinedale. With the
purchase of our own building in December
of 2017, the Board of Supervisors will be
able to achieve the long-term goal of SCCD
having our own building and getting away
from having to pay monthly rent. We are
excited to now have all staff and equipment
in one building.
We had plans to bring our sister federal
agency, the Natural Resource and Conservation
Service, with us, but after two canceled
requests for proposals, they will not
be moving with us at this time. The board
is still interested in sharing a roof with them
in the future, so if and when the federal
government decides to reissue an RFP for
NRCS’s lease we will throw another proposal
This spring we are starting the Roosevelt
Fire revegetation and restoration project.
This is a multi-agency effort to address
natural resource issues within the Roosevelt
Fire burn area that occurred in 2018. SCCD
will work with land-management agencies
and private landowners to reduce erosion,
monitor revegetation and mitigate grazing
from the affected area. This is similar to the
Lots of changes!
From Michael Henn, SCCD district manager
effort that occurred as a result of the Fontenelle
and Cliff Creek fires.
We are also assessing and making
changes to our surface water-quality program
in order to better understand the health
of the waters within our county and analyze
change over time based upon the historical
data that has been collected over the years.
We are excited about the knowledge that
Brad Blackwell, our new surface water program
manager, has brought to the program.
SCCD is planning an open house when
we get moved into the new building, so stay
tuned for an announcement later this year.
As always, if you have any questions regarding
natural resources within the county,
feel free to contact our office at 367-2257.
– The Sublette County Conservation
District posts an article once a month with
news and updates. Visit https://www.sublettecd.
com/ for more information about
programs and events.