Small Acreage Management:
Land Stewardship Program
Need tips to improve your Small Acreage Property?
Design a plan that meets your needs! Whether it is to improve your pastures or raise more livestock, we will help.
We are excited to be offering 2 separate classes this Winter 2016
In the Front Range, please Join us!
Tuesday Evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
January 19 - March 15, 2016
Larimer County Fairgrounds, McKee 4H Building
In Montezuma County, please Join us!
Thursday Evenings from 6pm to 8:30pm
January 21 - March 17, 2016
First National Bank of Cortez Community Room
How we can help
Colorado State University (CSU) Extension, the USDA-NRCS, and our partners want to collectively help landowners make informed management decisions that will protect the resources on private lands. Therefore, the program will train interested residents and landowners to become knowledgeable and skilled land stewards. The lessons learned in this short course will help you reduce input costs and at the same time improve the quality of life we work so hard to maintain!
This course will give private landowners the tools necessary to implement cost effective management activities on the land. Utilizing local know-how and research-based information, participants will leave the course with their own customized management plan to put into place on their own property.
Proper stewardship promotes conservation, improves yields, amplifies savings in input costs, increases biodiversity, and develops tourism and recreational opportunities.
These courses are designed to fit YOUR needs!
|Class 1||Setting the Stage: Inventory Resources|
|Class 2||Focusing your goals, formulate a game plan|
|Class 3||Soil testing and water holding capacity|
Improving soil health and fertility
|Class 4||Water in Colorado|
My place in the watershed
Irrigation water in my back yard
|Class 5||How to grow grasses for forage and hay|
Woody vegetation growth and benefits
|Class 6||How and what to do to control weeds|
Pasture establishment and renovation
|Class 7||Managing grazing and forage production|
Managing forests and Firewise Planning
|Class 8||Dealing with Wildlife|
|Class 9||Stewardship for Sustainability|
We will have hands-on field tours and a work with participants to sample and analyze your soils to improve you site.
Registration for this 9 week interactive course with 2 field tours is only $120 per property.
This program is offered in part due to a fellowship grant supplied by the Center for Collaborative Conservation. The CCC Fellows Program is designed to strengthen engagement by promoting collaborative research, education and action on critical issues that link conservation and livelihoods on landscapes around the world.
The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) program's mission is to foster sustainability through grants that enable cutting-edge education to open windows on sustainability across the West. This project is in part funded by a WSARE grant that will nurture ideas and bring about substantial changes in practices over time.
Updated Monday, November 30, 2015