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Local Resource Concerns

A Natural Resource Concern is defined as an expected degradation of the soil, water, air, plant, or animal resource base to an extent the sustainability or intended use of the resource is impaired.

Prioritized Natural Resource Issues & Goals

To further aid in identifying trends and to help focus where La Plata Conservation District should be concentrating its efforts, LPCD’s Board of Supervisors and local NRCS office personnel jointly hosted a Local Workgroup Meeting in June 2023. The results created a list of key issues.

LPCD Ranked Critical Resource Concerns

Concern #1:  Water quality and quantity for livestock and irrigation purposes.

Concern #2:  Soil health and erosion control.

Concern #3:  Pest pressure – noxious weeds, animals, rodents.

Concern #4:  Fire management – wildfire hazard and biomass accumulation.

Concern #5:  Inadequate habitat for fish and wildlife.

To learn about different types of conservation issues that might impact the productivity or natural resources on your farm, ranch, or forest click HERE.

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