Laramie Rivers Conservation District


To provide leadership for the conservation of Albany County’s soil and water, promote and protect the quality of Albany County’s waters, and promote sustained use of Wyoming’s water and all other natural resources. Preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, protect the tax base and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Albany County through a responsible conservation ethic. 

On December 29, 1945, the Laramie Rivers Conservation District was organized in accordance with Wyoming State Statues. Four additional areas of Albany County were added to the district between 1948 and 1954. The district did not conform to Albany County boundaries until a fifth addition was made in April of 1984.

LRCD encompasses an area of 4,315 square miles, or 2,761,600 acres. Within the district, 1,815,827 acres (66% of the area) are privately owned; 453,956 acres are federal lands (16%); and 163,420 acres are state, county, and school owned (6%). There are approximately 287 operating agricultural units in Albany County, with an average size of 6,700 acres, although ranches of more than 10,000 acres are common.

The high altitude and short growing season of Albany County are best suited to range grass, native hay, and livestock production. Approximately 95,000 acres of meadow are irrigated, primarily by flood irrigation.

The district is responsible for directing conservation programs in Albany County. To promote sustainable use of natural resources in both rural and urban communities, the District Board of Supervisors oversee technical assistance provided by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). Additionally, the Board works cooperatively with local input to promote federal, state, and local programs.

District Board
The Laramie Rivers Conservation District has been represented by an impressive list of dedicated board members for over 60 years. The Board of Supervisors consists of five members who are elected in the general election and serve four-year terms. These are voluntary positions so Supervisors receive no compensation for their services. Board meetings are held once a month. They are usually the second Monday of the month at the district office in Laramie, and are open to the public.

The Laramie Rivers Conservation District offers all programs and services on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, or marital and familial status.

Contact Laramie Rivers Conservation District

Tony Hoch
District Manager and Water Quality Specialist
5015 Stone Road
Laramie, Wyoming  82070
Phone: (307) 721-0072 Ext. 101
Fax: (307) 745-6764


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Albany County, Wyoming

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