Bookcliff Conservation District


Parachute 6th Grade 2016-2017

Dennis Davidson and Rick Norman, Bookcliff Conservation District conservation technicians, instructed the 6th grade class at the Grand Valley Middle School in Parachute.  The students learned about watersheds, enhancing the lesson with hands-on activities with the riparian trailer and how healthy riparian areas function.  

Dennis followed up later in the month with a soils lesson.  Thank you Grand Valley Middle School for including us in your educational experience!  Watch for additional activities throughout the year.

The Bookcliff Conservation District awards two - $2,000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Grand Valley, Rifle and Coal Ridge High Schools!  Click here or the application.  The deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017!



The Bookcliff Conservation District has partnered with Virginia and CSU Extension to install the new CoAgMet weather station. This new technology can help landowners in the Silt Mesa area with irrigation water management. Go to the main menu, select CoAgMet, Silt station and find daily information. The Bookcliff Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a workshop on how to use the information - watch for details!



Conservation District monthly meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday at the Rifle Branch Library.  Please call the office for an agenda.

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District Supervisors

Nathan Bell, President

Charles Ryden, Vice President

Sara Dunn, Secretary / Treasurer

Mike Mello, Board Member

Tony Barrie, Board Member