RESOURCES

A local land and resource guide for Routt County Landowners.

A list of contact information for natural resource conservation, stewardship organizations and government agencies.

The Routt County Conservation District (RCCD) has been active in promoting healthy landscapes and watersheds through proper land stewardship practices in Routt County since 1942. No one entity can do it alone, however, and together we are stronger and can accomplish much more. RCCD put this local resource guide together to help facilitate communication and collaboration through networking as well as provide landowners with information they may need to be successful.

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Table of Contents

LAND

Agriculture
• Crops
• Rangeland
• Natural Resource Funding Opportunities
Soil Health
Forestry
Noxious Weeds
Conservation Easements
Land Use Planning

WATER

Watershed Health Planning – Water Quality
• Water Rights
• Diversion Infrastructure Funding Opportunities
• Basin Implementation Plan – Colorado State Water Plan
• Water Augmentation Plans, Water Purchase, Water Supply

FISH AND WILDLIFE
AIR QUALITY
FIRE
REGULATORY
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

LAND

AGRICULTURE

  • Crops
  • Rangeland
  • Natural Resource Funding Opportunities

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

clinton.whitten@co.usda.gov
(970) 879-3225 x3246

Northwest Colorado Farmers Union

www.nwfu.org
(970) 879-1820

Routt County Cattlemen’s Association

www.coloradocattle.org
(970) 879-5260

SOIL HEALTH

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

clinton.whitten@co.usda.gov
(970) 879-3225 x3246

FORESTRY

Colorado State Forest Service – Steamboat Springs

john.twitchell@colostate.edu
csfs.colostate.edu
(970) 879-0475

U.S. Forest Service – Routt/Medicine Bow

www.fs.usda.gov
(970) 879-1870

Bureau of Land Management

www.blm.gov
(970) 826-5000

NOXIOUS WEEDS

Routt County Weed Control

tcarlson@co.routt.co.us
(970) 870-5246

Yampa River Leafy Spurge Project

www.yampariverleafyspurgeproject.com
(970) 870-5246

CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

CO Cattlemen’s Land Trust/Yampa Valley L.T.

www.ccalt.org

Routt County Purchase of Development Rights

www.co.routt.co.us

Land Use Planning

www.co.routt.co.us

WATER

WATERSHED HEALTH PLANNING – WATER QUALITY

WATER RIGHTS

Colorado Division of Water Resources – Water Division 6

erin.light@state.co.us
water.state.co.us
(970) 879-0272

DIVERSION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

clinton.whitten@co.usda.gov
(970) 879-3225 x3246

Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District

www.upperyampawater.com
(970) 871-1035

Yampa/White/Green Basin Roundtable

yampawhitegreen.com

Yampa River Fund

www.yampariverfund.org

BASIN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN – COLORADO STATE WATER PLAN

Yampa/White/Green Basin Roundtable

yampawhitegreen.com

Yampa River Fund

www.yampariverfund.org

WATER AUGMENTATION PLANS, WATER PURCHASE, WATER SUPPLY

Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District

www.upperyampawater.com
(970) 871-1035

Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District

www.mwwater.com
(970) 879-2424

FISH AND WILDLIFE

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

cpw.state.co.us

Trout Unlimited

www.tu.org

AIR QUALITY

Routt County Environmental Health Department

scowman@co.routt.co.us
www.co.routt.co.us
(970) 870-5588

FIRE

Routt County Environmental Health Department

scowman@co.routt.co.us
www.co.routt.co.us
(970) 870-5588

Colorado State Forest Service – Steamboat Springs

john.twitchell@colostate.edu
csfs.colostate.edu
(970) 879-0475

U.S. Forest Service – Routt/Medicine Bow

www.fs.usda.gov
(970) 879-1870

REGULATORY

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

www.colorado.gov/cdphe

Army Corps of Engineers

www.usace.army.mil
(970) 243-1199

Water Quality Control

cdphe.wqcc@state.co.us
(303) 692-3463

Routt County Environmental Health Department

scowman@co.routt.co.us
www.co.routt.co.us
(970) 870-5588

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

Friends of the Yampa

friendsoftheyampa.com

Yampa River Legacy Partnership

gscott@steamboatsprings.net

Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust

www.yvsict.org