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Morgan Conservation District

Morgan Conservation District The Morgan Conservation District provides citizens of Morgan County, CO with educational workshops, conservation resources, and agricultural products.

The Morgan Conservation District was established on June 1st, 1955 and has been an important part of the county ever since. Conservation Districts were designed to preserve the fragile prairie land that was damaged during the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. The district works closely with the state and federal agencies, most notable the NRCS. The Morgan Conservation district manages land in Morgan, Adams, and Weld Counties. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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We've still got plenty of Junipers left! Order now online at www.morganconservationdistrict.com/shop or contact us at 97...
04/15/2022

We've still got plenty of Junipers left! Order now online at www.morganconservationdistrict.com/shop or contact us at 970-427-3362 or [email protected]

🌲Tree of the Week🌲

Many of you might know of Rocky Mountain Junipers as a hardy, drought-resistant tree that is excellent for windbreaks, soil erosion, and wildlife habitat! Junipers grow quickly and withstand the Colorado climate very well. At full maturity, they can reach heights of 15-30 feet, and expand 10-15 feet in diameter. They are our #1 seller for a reason!

Deer and a variety of bird species enjoy the cover that Juniper's can provide, and deer are also known to eat many of the Juniper berries. To combat this, landowners can place coffee grounds or soap shavings around the tree, or use products such as PlantSkydd.

The berries can also be used by humans in a variety of ways, and most are edible but can be toxic, so use caution. Juniper berries should not be consumed by anyone with kidney issues or if they are pregnant.

We are offering Junipers in bareroot (25 per bundle) or large (10 per bundle) this year for $40 per bundle! Order online at www.morganconservationdistrict.com, or by contacting us at [email protected] or 970-427-3362

We can also help plan a windbreak or tree planting for you if you need help!

More high winds this weekend. Be sure to protect your soil and trees against the wind with w**d barrier fabric. 4' x 4' ...
04/10/2022

More high winds this weekend. Be sure to protect your soil and trees against the wind with w**d barrier fabric.

4' x 4' squares - $1.50 plus tax
6' x 300' fabric roll - $150 plus tax
6' x 500' fabric roll - $200 plus tax
6 x 1 x 6 staples - $70 plus tax
10 x 2 x 10 staples - $160 plus tax

Order now at www.morganconservationdistrict.com/shop or contact us at 970-427-3362 or [email protected]

Spring brings the wind here in Northeast Colorado. Protect your trees and soil against erosion with fabric squares or fa...
04/06/2022
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Spring brings the wind here in Northeast Colorado. Protect your trees and soil against erosion with fabric squares or fabric rolls!

4' x 4' squares - $1.50 plus tax
6' x 300' fabric roll - $150 plus tax
6' x 500' fabric roll - $200 plus tax
6 x 1 x 6 staples - $70 plus tax
10 x 2 x 10 staples - $160 plus tax

Order now at www.morganconservationdistrict.com/shop or contact us at 970-427-3362 or [email protected]

04/06/2022

We are looking at tree delivery day being the last week of April or first week of May, but we will know more soon. Everyone who has ordered will be informed of an exact delivery date soon. Thank you for your patience!

🌲Tree of the Week🌲Wild Rose is a well-know shrub that is often used for landscaping or beautification purposes. It is a ...
04/04/2022

🌲Tree of the Week🌲

Wild Rose is a well-know shrub that is often used for landscaping or beautification purposes. It is a member of the Rosaceae family, and has many variations.

Roses will develop rosehips, which are the highest naturally occurring form of Vitamin C. Rosehips, rose leaves, and petals can be used medicinally or for personal use.

Many small animals like birds and rabbits can be found near this shrub. It will reach heights of 2-6 feet at most, and is found in native habitats close to rivers, streams, or wooded areas.

We are offering Wild Rose in Bare Root (25 per bundle) this year for $40 per bundle! Order online at www.morganconservationdistrict.com, or by contacting us at [email protected] or 970-427-3362

We can also help plan a windbreak or tree planting for you if you need help!

03/31/2022

Ponderosa Pine's and American Plum's are officially out of stock. We can try to order some species but cannot guarantee any extras at this point.

We've got 3 bundles of Large Ponderosa Pine back in stock! There are 10 trees per bundle, for $40 including tax. We've a...
03/30/2022

We've got 3 bundles of Large Ponderosa Pine back in stock! There are 10 trees per bundle, for $40 including tax. We've also got 2 bundles of Bare Root Ponderosa Pine with 25 trees per bundle for the same price!

Order now at www.morganconservationdistrict.com/shop or contact us at [email protected] or 970-427-3362

🌲Tree of the Week🌲American Elm was one of the most popular trees to plant in America at the turn of the century. Well-kn...
03/30/2022

🌲Tree of the Week🌲

American Elm was one of the most popular trees to plant in America at the turn of the century. Well-known for it's beautiful canopy and hardy nature, Elms can be found throughout many outdoor and city spaces.

American Elms can reach heights of 40 to 80 feet, and the canopy can expand up to 40 feet in diameter. Elms are often used for beautification or landscaping purposes, and provide lots of shade!

Unfortunately, American Elm is very susceptible to Dutch Elm disease and a few pests prefer American Elm as a host tree. There are resistant strains of Elm though. In Colorado, Slippery Elm is one of the native species, and is often used to treat a sore throat.

We are offering American Elm in Bare Root (25 per bundle) this year for $40 per bundle! Order online at www.morganconservationdistrict.com, or by contacting us at [email protected] or 970-427-3362

We can also help plan a windbreak or tree planting for you if you need help!

Did you know that we sell w**d barrier fabric rolls and squares? They are very beneficial for protecting young trees aga...
03/30/2022

Did you know that we sell w**d barrier fabric rolls and squares? They are very beneficial for protecting young trees against wind erosion and noxious w**ds, while also keeping moisture contained.

We offer fabric rolls in 6 foot wide varieties, with the option for 300 or 500 feet in length.

We sell fabric squares in 3 foot squares.

Order your fabric today on www.morganconservation.com/shop or directly via email or phone - [email protected] / 970-427-3362

We still have trees left! Place your order now, as we are starting to run out of species! Order online at www.morgancons...
03/24/2022
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We still have trees left! Place your order now, as we are starting to run out of species! Order online at www.morganconservationdistrict.com/shop or contact us at 970-427-3362 or [email protected]

Current Inventories:
Bareroot American Elm
Bareroot American Plum
Bareroot Wild Rose
Bareroot Rocky Mountain Juniper
Bareroot Ponderosa Pine

Large Bur Oak
Large Buffaloberry
Large Colorado Blue Spruce
Large Rocky Mountain Juniper
Large Austrian Pine

🌲Tree of the Week🌲As one of the most popular Evergreen species, Colorado Blue Spruce stands tall, reaching heights of 10...
03/21/2022

🌲Tree of the Week🌲

As one of the most popular Evergreen species, Colorado Blue Spruce stands tall, reaching heights of 10-20 feet. Spruce's don't grow quite as fast as Juniper's or Cedar's, but in a year, one can expect the tree to grow anywhere between 1 and 2 feet. Spruce's do well in the Colorado climate, and can adapt to a variety of soil conditions. They do require full sun though.

This tree was first discovered in the beautiful Colorado mountains in 1862. It is a unique tree, with slight resemblance to Christmas trees, but with a beautiful silver blue hue.

Many bird species enjoy nesting in Spruce's, and can be found nearby.

We are offering Blue Spruce's in Large (10 per bundle) this year for $40 per bundle! Order online at www.morganconservationdistrict.com, or by contacting us at [email protected] or 970-427-3362

We can also help plan a windbreak or tree planting for you if you need help!

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03/21/2022
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We are officially out of Eastern Red Cedars! If you are looking for a substitute tree, our next recommendation would be ...
03/17/2022
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We are officially out of Eastern Red Cedars! If you are looking for a substitute tree, our next recommendation would be a Rocky Mountain Juniper. Order your trees now while we still have stock: www.morganconservationdistrict.com/shop

🌲Tree of the Week🌲Many of you might know of Rocky Mountain Junipers as a hardy, drought-resistant tree that is excellent...
03/14/2022

🌲Tree of the Week🌲

Many of you might know of Rocky Mountain Junipers as a hardy, drought-resistant tree that is excellent for windbreaks, soil erosion, and wildlife habitat! Junipers grow quickly and withstand the Colorado climate very well. At full maturity, they can reach heights of 15-30 feet, and expand 10-15 feet in diameter. They are our #1 seller for a reason!

Deer and a variety of bird species enjoy the cover that Juniper's can provide, and deer are also known to eat many of the Juniper berries. To combat this, landowners can place coffee grounds or soap shavings around the tree, or use products such as PlantSkydd.

The berries can also be used by humans in a variety of ways, and most are edible but can be toxic, so use caution. Juniper berries should not be consumed by anyone with kidney issues or if they are pregnant.

We are offering Junipers in bareroot (25 per bundle) or large (10 per bundle) this year for $40 per bundle! Order online at www.morganconservationdistrict.com, or by contacting us at [email protected] or 970-427-3362

We can also help plan a windbreak or tree planting for you if you need help!

There is still time to order your trees! Learn more about our tree sales at https://www.fortmorgantimes.com/2022/03/07/m...
03/09/2022
Morgan Conservation District’s annual tree seedlings sale underway, runs until March 31

There is still time to order your trees! Learn more about our tree sales at https://www.fortmorgantimes.com/2022/03/07/morgan-conservation-districts-annual-tree-seedlings-sale-underway-runs-until-march-31/

Have you ever wondered how to stop the harsh wind from getting to your house? Or maybe you’ve considered a few options for decreasing snow drifts along your property or preventing soil and wind ero…

March Updates
03/02/2022
March Updates

March Updates

There is still time to get your trees for this season! Seedling trees can be used for a variety of purposes included windbreaks/living snow fences, shelterbelts for livestock, to reduce erosion, to improve soil health, to improve wildlife habitat, for medicinal/personal use, and landscaping! Shop ou...

Register now for the upcoming:WEBINAR: The Upper Basin Drought Contingency Plan & Implications in ColoradoTuesday, Febru...
02/09/2022
Ag Water NetWORK

Register now for the upcoming:

WEBINAR: The Upper Basin Drought Contingency Plan & Implications in Colorado

Tuesday, February 22, 2022. 11:00 am – Noon

Presenter: Peter Fleming, Colorado River District General Counsel

What you’ll learn about:

• Update on Colorado River Hydrology, Lake Powell, and Upper Basin/Colorado compact compliance.

• Potential impacts of compact curtailment on West Slope and Front Range irrigators in Colorado.

• Current status of the Upper Basin Drought Contingency Plan (DCP)

• Storage releases from Upper Basin reservoirs under the Drought Response Operations Agreement.

Webinar Details: Tuesday, February 22, 2022. 11:00 am.

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdOyhrj0pGd1M-5jzK2sPUVUxZrCna8oI

To prepare your computer or mobile device in advance: https://zoom.us/download Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you join the meeting.

Contact: [email protected] or [email protected] for assistance. CCA Ag Water NetWORK www.agwaternetwork.org

 1) Kindra Brandner, USDA – NRCS EQIP Program Manager, CO.  [email protected]  (970) 458-3151    Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding for ditch and irrigation companies

The March 15th deadline for farmers to make their ARC/PLC decisions for the 2022 crop year is fast approaching. In an ef...
02/09/2022
2022 Farm Bill Webinar

The March 15th deadline for farmers to make their ARC/PLC decisions for the 2022 crop year is fast approaching. In an effort to provide growers with the most up to date information needed to make this important decision, CSU Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency have teamed up to conduct a Farm Bill Decisions webinar.

The webinar was held Monday, February 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Topics addressed were: the mechanics of ARC/PLC and the limitations of ARC for fruit and vegetable producers, and the payment outlook in 2022 for ARC-CO/PLC for the major program crops in Colorado.

The webinar was recording and the YouTube video can be found at this link: https://youtu.be/NzaPc9bFRy8

For more information contact Brent Young at 970-580-2204 or email at [email protected]

Address

200 W Railroad Ave
Fort Morgan, CO
80701

Telephone

(970) 427-3362

Products

Every year we have our annual conservation tree seedling sale in conjunction with Colorado State Forestry Service. Seedling trees can be used to create wildlife habitat, windbreaks, and assist with reforestation.

We stock planting supplies such as fabric mulch, staples, polymer and fertilizer tablets to assist with seedling tree plantings. Our fabric layer and tree planter can be used for this as well.

Additionally, we are a certified grass seed seller with the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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From Fort Morgan Times: The focus was on the latest issues related to water and agriculture at the Morgan Conservation District's 2022 Annual Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Riverview Event Center in Brush. MCD was established in 1955 to help landowners conserve and preserve natural resources and has been serving Morgan, Adams and Weld counties for over 60 years.
It's time to register for Farming Evolution 2020 in Holyoke Feb. 19-20.
New on #NACD's Blog: As Halloween approaches, so does the end of Bat Week, the annual, international celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Read the blog post to learn more about bat conservation and what Morgan Conservation District is doing to help!
Did you know that the Morgan Conservation District works directly with Buffalo Brand Seeds? The Morgan Conservation District sells grass seed, CRP, cover crop and pollinator mixes. Please give us a call so that we can help you find the best mix at a competitive price. (970)-427-3362
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