This year the
Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts
conducted their 73rd annual meeting
in Evanston, where Sublette County was
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
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.