Welcome to www.SERCD.org!

Working to conserve and enhance natural resources in central Carbon County since 1945.

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.

Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District

FISH YOUR NATIONAL FORESTS AWARD

Last Modified on April 28, 2019

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SERCD Natural Resource Education Program

Since 2002, SERCD's education program provides hands-on learning about natural resources. 

 

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.

Leanne Correll joins SERCD as Education/NEPA Coordinator

 

Leanne Correll has a passion for agriculture and the natural resources on which we depend that began early. She grew up on an eastern Wyoming ranch homesteaded by her grandfather. She has devoted her life to working directly or indirectlyin the agriculture industry.

Leanne enjoys working with a variety of partners to address natural resource challenges for agriculture producers to develop solutions to the issues.She also likes to share information about agriculture, natural resources, and conservation through a variety of educational platforms and venues as she feels it is vital that everyone is knowledgeable about where our food comes from and true conservationists - the farmers and ranchers who grow the food.

Leanne holds a BS in Animal Science from Colorado State University and a MS in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management from the University of Wyoming. In addition, she has expertise and experience in the areas of education, natural resources, livestock, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), collaboration, government, planning, and project management.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Trout Unlimited, Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District and the Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland are recognized with the Fish Your National Forest Award. These partners have worked since 2011 to improve recreational fishing by reconnecting and improving fish habitat on a total of 109 miles of the North Platte and Encampment Rivers and their tributaries. Their success in collaborating with numerous partners, private landowners and livestock producers, local school groups and volunteers led to raising $3.5 million to successfully complete 16 habitat restoration projects on and around the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, including construction of a rock ramp at a concrete diversion weir on a private ranch that reconnected 60 miles of aquatic habitat on Big Creek’s wild trout fishery to the National Forest. Their dedicated efforts to improve the popular wild trout fishery on these rivers have also benefitted native fish and amphibian species, and have raised awareness of stream restoration and watershed health through various educational programs.

Joe Parsons, SERCD District Manager at work on the North Platte and Encampment Rivers.