Sublette County represented well at state meeting

Coke Landers, far right, is sworn in as Area V Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts board director.

This year the

Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts

conducted their 73rd annual meeting

in Evanston, where Sublette County was

represented well.

The Sublette County Conservation District

co-hosted the event with Uinta County

Conservation District. Roughly 200 conservation

district board members, employees

and other agency partners were in attendance

for the annual three-day event to learn

and highlight conservation in Wyoming.

The theme for this year’s meeting was

“Roundhouse Rendezvous for Grassroots


Mary Jones from LaBarge was the recipient

of the 2018 Outstanding Technician

Award and was nominated by both the

SCCD and Lincoln County Conservation

District. Jones has worked with both landowners

in Lincoln and Sublette counties

with grazing lands management and monitoring

on both private and public lands.

Robin Reints, Shari Meeks and Michael

Henn received their certifications

from WACD for water quality monitoring.

Coke Landers was sworn in as the Area V

WACD board director, which represents

conservation districts in the southwest part

of Wyoming. Melanie Purcell received the

Wyoming Conservation District Employee

Association’s Outstanding Area V Employee

for 2018.

At the meeting, SCCD representatives

also presented about projects and programs

in Sublette county. Meeks was part of an

Sublette County represented well at state meeting

Mary Jones, center, of LaBarge, won

the 2018 Outstanding Technician


From Michael Henn, Sublette County Conservation District manager

invited panel to discuss projects that conservation

districts are doing around the state.

She presented on how SCCD helps stakeholders

and federal land management agencies

in their NEPA planning process. Meeks

highlighted several projects including Piney

Creeks project for Fontenelle Fire rehabilitation,

Cliff Creek Fire Project, North La-

Barge Common and many others.

Purcell talked to the attendees about

her involvement in the University of Wyoming’s

Haub School of Environment and

Natural Resources Ruckelshaus Institute

class on Collaboration Program in Natural

Resources. This class teaches professionals

tools needed to work successfully with

many stakeholders in the natural resource

profession. SCCD would also like to thank

the businesses of Sublette County that

helped sponsor the annual event.

As you can see, Sublette County was

well represented at the 2018 WACD convention.

If you ever have any questions regarding

natural resources within Sublette County,

contact us at 307-367-2257.

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