The Lincoln Conservation District provides assistance to:

The Lincoln Conservation District does these things for our citizens:

1. The LCD board has ongoing water quality responsibilities for residents in southern Lincoln County. Currently, the LCD board members will be working with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WyDEQ) in the future to develop a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) rate for pH problems in the Hams fork River. The cities of Diamondville and Kemmerer will be involved in this process in order to address community sewage waste issues and storm water runoff.

2. LCD board members will continue to sponsor meetings this year to implement Brucellosis awareness and prevention plan for district livestock producers. Coordination efforts will be taken with the Wyoming Livestock Board, the Animal Plan Health Inspection Service (APHIS) the Wyoming State Veterinarian Office and the local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Office to implement incentive payments to install conservation practices to curtail the spread of Brucellosis between elk and cattle within the district. The LCD board members also provide input on the location of brucellosis Designated Surveillance Areas for livestock.

3. The LCD Board will actively participate in Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) efforts to install conservation practices on a broad scale throughout Lincoln County. Currently WLCI money is being used to revamp antiquated irrigation systems within refuge boundaries south of Cokeville, Wyoming.

4. The LCD office sells conservation seedling trees and shrubs to interested individuals within Lincoln County each year to promote farmstead and hedge row wind breaks.

5. The LCD meets throughout the year with many different county, state, and federal agencies to promote reliable natural resource management.  Key agency meetings that will be held this year will be with the Lincoln County Weed and Pest  District, Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the Lincoln County Commissioners.

6. The LCD has Cooperating Agency Status with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), United States Forest Service (USFS) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).  With the Cooperating Agency Status and pre-decisional authority as elected officials, the LCD board members review and comment on federal land use plans to ensure they meet the Lincoln County Natural Resource Management Plan and that they follow NEPA.   

7. Probably the most important undertaking of LCD board members is their involvement with the Coalition of Local Governments to address public and private land natural resource issues on federal and state lands. This is a grass roots organization that helps local agriculture producers stay on the ground.

8. Finally, another very important project the LCD board members are supporting is obtaining a published soil survey for southern Lincoln County. This will help everyone in land construction and management type activities.

Refer to current Annual Plan of Work for additional conservation activities scheduled for this year.