The Eagle County Conservation District is involved in many projects throughout the District including the Eagle River Community Water Plan, Deep Creek Wild & Scenic Designation and the Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space plan. The District also works closely with local land owners on irrigation projects, invasive weed control and promoting water conservation and best irrigation practices by use of our local CoAgMet Station.
Conservation Districts were created after the Soil Conservation Act of April 27, 1935 passed. This act was in response to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s that was created from extreme drought, high winds and poor irrigation practices. The mission of the Eagle County Conservation District is “Providing the preservation and restoration of the natural resources of the District through education, cooperation and initiation of practices that fulfill these goals.”
The Eagle County Conservation District is composed of seven Board Members and a District Manager. The District's main purpose is to educate, represent and advocate for private land owners and water right holders within the Eagle County Conservation District's boundaries.
The District holds a public monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of every month at 5pm, located at the Eagle County Road and Bridge conference room at 3289 Cooley Mesa Road Gypsum, CO 81637. The District also hosts an annual meeting every year around February where there is a presentation on a recent project or issue the District is working on. The District encourages local communities members to attend meetings to get informed on current projects and to provide Board Members with their valuable input.