Welcome to www.SERCD.org!

Working to conserve and enhance natural resources in central Carbon County since 1945. (Users of browsers other than Internet Explorer please click here.)

SERCD Board Meetings:

Conservation District Board meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at the USDA Service Center, 101 Cypress Avenue, Saratoga, Wyoming at 4:00 p.m.

We welcome the publics attendance.

Wyoming Water Development Commission's Upper North Platte Level 1 Watershed Study Final Report

Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District

Leanne Correll-NEPA Consultant, Joe Parsons-SERCD District Manager, and Garrett Pantle listen intently at Ecological Site Description field training.

Last Modified on February 17, 2016

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SERCD Natural Resource Education Program

 

SERCD has provided natural resource lessons in water quality, habitat, agriculture and wildlife since 2011 at Staddle Camp in the Medicine Bow Mountains. This camp is part of Brush Creek Resort and Spa and utilizes the SERCD Natural Resource Education Program. Each summer, beginning in June and running through July, Chicago middle school students learn about Wyoming and our abundance of natural resources. This summer over 150 students, teachers and chaperones will participate in our program.

 

Looking for resources for your new home on the range?

Check out: Range and Wildlife Page and the Buying Carbon County Land Page

 

Some Recent SER CD Projects

ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

Commercial Wind Energy Development in Wyoming

 A Guide for Landowners

TIRE TANK PROJECT

Click on a project for more information

 

Mission Statement

Develop and direct programs to promote long-term conservation and enhancement of our natural resources while contributing to the economic stability of the district and its residents.

Arbor Day

Thank you to the Town of Saratoga and Saratoga Elementary School students and faculty for participating in Saratoga’s annual celebration of Arbor Day.  Grades K-6 learned the value of planting trees and shrubs and helped plant many at the Saratoga Lake.  We would also like to thank Game Warden Biff Burton for teaching the students  the importance of trees and shrubs to wildlife.

Volunteer Day

We  would like to thank landowner Montie Munroe, A Cross Ranch permittee Greg Bartlett, and all of the volunteers who made the 2014 Volunteer Day a success including WGFD, USFS, BLM, Muley Fanatics, RMEF, BOW, and the community members who helped with this important activity.   With such a great turnout of volunteers,  the group was divided to work in two different areas.  Nearly 2.3 miles of run-down barbed wire fence was removed south of Encampment.   Fences like the one removed cause complications and mortality to mule deer and elk during migrations.  Near French Creek, volunteers also helped remove fence, as well as put in fence stays on a newly built wildlife friendly fence.

Good times Park Planting

SERCD would like to thank the Nature Conservancy for making the tree planting at Good Times Park a successful part of their 25th Anniversary weekend celebration.  SERCD purchased the ten trees for the event.  Thank you to the Town of Saratoga Streets Department for digging the holes and lending their machinery to transport the large trees.  We would also like to extend our thanks to the Saratoga Sun’s Keith McLendon for covering the event and lending a hand in the planting, as well as Lisa Burton and Sarah Burton for volunteering their afternoon to be a part of the activity.

The Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District has been busy in the completion of  various projects over the past month,  and we would like to show our appreciation to all of the groups and volunteers who made those activities a success!

A big thank you from the S-E-R Conservation District!Text Box:

SERCD provides natural resource education to Chicago middle school students.

Saratoga Arbor Day

Joe Parsons, SERCD District Manager, and Rebecca Burton, SERCD summer intern, assist Saratoga Elementary School students in planting trees at Veterans Island in Saratoga and teach proper tree planting and care as part of the annual Arbor Day celebration.

New Staff Member — Garrett Pantle

Garrett grew up as an avid outdoorsman in Encampment, WY where he developed an interest in resource management. He went on to receive a BA in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management and minors in Forest Resources and Reclamation and Restoration Ecology from the University of Wyoming. While in college, Garrett was a summer intern for the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District. Upon graduation, Garrett took a position with the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) where he utilized programs such as the Farm Bill, among others, to assist landowners in integrating wildlife into their land management plans. In February of 2016 Garrett was hired as a Resource Specialist by the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District.