Leadville News – February 20

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If you’re a grass grower, you may want to circle Thursday, March 1 on your calendar because help is on the way! But first, it’s important to note that it’s not the kind of grass you’ll find in your pipe, but rather the kind you want in your pasture!

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Ranchers and community members enjoyed last summer’s Pasture Walk at Lake County’s historic Mary Smith Ranch and the Ray and Joan Dawson Ranch. The tour was led by the the Lake County Conservation District. Photo: Leadville Today/Mary Jelf

The Lake County Conservation District will be hosting a Grazing Management Workshop: Learn How to Grow More Grass in Your Pastures on March 1 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. The program will take place at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville.

Many readers may know that there is a Noxious Weed Management program in place for Lake County, which is run by the Chaffee County Weed Department. According to their website, The Chaffee County Weed Department manages noxious/invasive weeds within the county according to the Colorado Weed Law and Chaffee Counties Noxious Weed Management Plan. 

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Can you see the difference? Come and find out how to grow better grass on March 1.

The Chaffee Weed Department will consult with private landowners to help manage noxious/invasive weeds on their property.  The department can help with best management practices to control noxious weeds.  If the landowner so desires the department can make herbicide applications on private land.  There is an hourly charge to cover equipment and labor plus the cost of the herbicide for this service.

The department is available to help or advise landowners and manages in Chaffee and Lake Counties. To register for the workshop, or for more information you may contact Joan Dawson at 719-486-0537 or email the Lake County Conservation District at lakecountyc@gmail.com

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