Since 1937, Colorado’s 76 Conservation Districts have represented private landowners’ interests in conservation planning and practices. While Conservation Districts are technically considered “local governments,” they fall under the statutory guidance of the State.
The Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB) is comprised of Conservation District representatives from Colorado’s 10 watersheds and provides guidance to the Department of Agriculture for:
- Disbursing state grant funds and direct assistance to the Conservation Districts
- Developing training tools for long and short term planning, budgeting, and laws pertaining to local governance
- Performing as a board of appeals for landowners appealing Conservation District activities
- Facilitating local conservation programs that improve soil health, water quality, water conservation, wildlife habitat, forest health, plant communities and energy conservation.