The Uinta County Conservation District developed the range program to assist local producers and land owners with conservation practices on both private and federally leased lands. UCCD can provide technical assistance to ranchers through ranch/range projects, ranch plans, grazing plans and schedules, and ranch mapping to name a few. Ranch plans are a useful tool that provide an inventory of the plants, pastures, fences, water sources, etc. These plans can act as a starting point for the ranch and guide land owners in the decisions and management objectives that will be the most beneficial for their operation. Our District also has soil probes and soil thermometers to aid residents with their soil testing. These tools can be loaned out to help take soil samples and measurements. Soil testing is very important to determine what might be lacking in your soil and ways to improve its productivity. UCCD can complete soil testing for gardens and lawns that show levels of Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorous, and soil pH. For ranches or farms, we can assist in taking soil samples and sending them to a soil laboratory to get a more accurate soil analysis that test many different factors of the soil. The labs test the soil for what crops are being grown and offer suggestions for fertilization type and rates, as well as what areas may be limited or missing in the soil. We also assist the federal land management agencies in their rangeland data monitoring and collection, range projects, and other land usage. The data that is collected will be used for permit renewals for livestock grazing, and other clearances needed for range projects and/or treatments. UCCD can help develop teams to complete goals on federal ground, called coordinated resource management (CRM), that involves range monitoring, allotment management plans, and many other processes. These teams are often made up of the allotment permittees, land owners, U.W. Extension, Wyoming Dept. of Agriculture, conservation districts, and the federal land management agency personnel. We also work alongside many other agencies that can provide funding and technical assistance for ranch and land projects that not only benefit livestock, but wildlife as well. These agencies include Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Trout Unlimited, NRCS, Wyoming Game and Fish, Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI), Wyoming Water Development Office, and the Wyoming Dept. of Agriculture. Our District also has a cost-share program that assists land owners and producers with project costs as well. Please come by our office in Lyman, or call Monte Hill at 307-787-3070 anytime with questions.
Uinta County Conservation District P.O. Box 370 204 East Sage St. Lyman, WY 82937 307-787-3070