About Bookcliff Conservation District
Your local conservation districts are here to assist you. We have had to cancel or postpone many programs over the summer. We are still available for the Garfield County Noxious Weed Cost Share Program, Irrigation Cost Share, and technical assistance. Please contact our district office with your resource questions, concerns, and ideas at 970-404-3439.
Your local Bookcliff, Mount Sopris, and South Side Conservation districts are three of 76 districts across Colorado. All districts work with local landowners to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife, and related natural resources. Conservation districts grew out of the ecological disaster of the Dust Bowl from the 1930s. When the dust from the west darkened the sky in Washington DC, the US Congress passed legislation declaring soil and water conservation a national policy and priority. President Roosevelt in 1937 encouraged state governors to allow local landowners to form soil conservation districts through state legislation.