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What do you know about the Sweetwater County Conservation District? District board members want you to know how we are involved in the county and how we affect you as residents.

Did you know that the Sweetwater County Conservation District…
Has adopted a Land and Resource Use Plan and Policy pursuant to the Wyoming Conservation Districts Law in order to guide the Board of Supervisors in their participation in numerous local, state, and federal land planning processes, and the Conservation District projects all in order to protect and conserve our soil, water, forest and rangeland resources and tax base?

Did you know that the Sweetwater County Conservation District…
As part of the Conservation District Land and Resource Use Plan and Policy created a Land and Resource Advisory Committee in order to form and support the Bitter Creek and Killpecker Creek Watershed Advisory Group and Community Watershed Plan and created the objective to guide water quality sampling and provide the best management practices/projects in the Bitter and Killpecker watershed and reduce the e-coli and chloride pollution to meet Wyoming water quality standards and de-list the streams to protect the beneficial use of water and the multiple resource use in the watershed?

Did you know that the Sweetwater County Conservation District…
Also recognizes that the natural resource-based industries (mineral, energy and agriculture) provide more than 84% of all tax revenue generated in the County for local government operations (e.g. county, school, cities and towns) and that the Conservation District is the local government who can and has effectively put money on the ground for natural resource improvements implementing the Conservation Districts’ responsibilities and duties found in the Wyoming Conservation Districts Law?

Did you know that the Sweetwater County Conservation District…
Through the Conservation Districts’ involvement in federal land planning processes as a cooperating agency worked to protect not only public access to federal lands for recreation, fishing and hunting but also to support the continued multiple-use of the over 70% federally managed and controlled lands and resources in Sweetwater County?

Did you know that the Sweetwater County Conservation District…
Is a founding member of the Coalition of Local Governments for southwest Wyoming (counties and conservation districts) and we are representing our constituents by participating in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) resource management plans and amendments; U.S Forest Service- forest management and revision plans; federal , state and local water use plans; reclamation planning; energy projects and transmission corridor planning because of their cumulative impacts to our intertwined environmental, social and economic futures in Sweetwater County and southwest Wyoming?

Did you know that the Sweetwater County Conservation District…
Is involved with, coordinating and supporting the accelerated Soil Survey partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Sweetwater County Commissioners to implement the Conservation Districts responsibility to make science based recommendations concerning subdivision development in the county and the growth management area; and in partnership with the county, the BLM and NRCS and the Conservation District prioritized the areas experiencing energy development like Moxa Arch, Hiawatha and Continental Divide-Creston in order to have the soils information necessary to implement successful reclamation for energy development?

Did you know that the Sweetwater County Conservation District…
Sells seedling trees for conservation windbreaks for use on residential and small acreage lands in the county and that the Conservation District sponsored a series of small wastewater (septic tank and leach field) workshops to learn how to properly site, construct and maintain on-site wastewater systems in the unincorporated areas of Sweetwater County?

Did you know that the Sweetwater County Conservation District…
Participates in the Southwest Wyoming Resource Rendezvous where local industry - mining, oil and gas, agriculture, and recreation and service-related business provides school age children with interactive and educational exhibits on the important role industry plays in our community?

Did you know that the Sweetwater County Conservation District…
Partners with their neighbor Little Snake River Conservation District to address and implement natural resource projects in the eastern part of Sweetwater County making science- based technical expertise available to individuals and industry including assistance for successful reclamation in oil and gas and gravel mines, wild horse management, water planning, water storage projects and land use planning?

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