Yuma County Conservation District

Provides legal organization to assist the effort to accomplish maximum economical and beneficial use and conservation of all land, water, and plant resources by providing technical assistance, facilities, and equipment as is available. Their goal is to create as many good stewards of natural resources as possible without the use of mandates and regulations.

Formation of soil conservation districts in Yuma County began in 1949. On May 9 of that year the Hale Soil Conservation District was formed. The district covered approximately 727,000 acres in southern Yuma County. The Northeast Yuma Soil Conservation District was formed on January 6, 1950 and contained approximately 320,000 acres in northeast Yuma County. The Yuma Soil Conservation District was formed in 1958 covering the northwest portion of the county.

Hale SCD and Northeast Yuma SCD consolidated in 1970 forming Yuma County Soil Conservation District with an area of 1,044,087 acres of land and 2,367 acres of surface water. Land uses include native rangelend, irrigated cropland, nonirrigated cropland, nonirrigated pastureland, urban lands, recreation and wildlife. The landownership consists of private, state and federal.

In 2002 the name was changed state wide to drop the word soil. The District is a member of the Republican River Watershed Association, the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts and the National Association of Conservation Districts.

Contact Yuma County Conservation District

Sheila Brophy
District Manager
247 North Clay Street
Suite 1
Wray, Colorado  80758
Phone: 970-332-3173 Ext 3
Fax: 970-332-4425


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Yuma County, Colorado

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