Colorado First Conservation District Mission:

To be the voice of the Agriculture community in this conservation district, and to assist in the management, sustainability, and improvement of its natural resources.

Who We Are


Our District is composed of seven elected supervisors. Learn more about their programs and their roles.

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Our Objectives


Our objectives fall into three main areas. Learn about them here.

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CFCD works closely with the USDA-NRCS, as well as local community and youth programs to deliver conservation technical assistance and education.

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Monthly Meetings


Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, subject to change. Please see our Facebook page for meeting announcements.

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Native Plants


Purchase native plants with help from our organization, and promote extensive and enduring benefits in land conservation.

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Conservationist of the Year


Each year, CFCD recognizes a landowner that is making a great impact on the community with their conservation efforts.

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Working as a community, strengthened over time

Following the devastation of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt recommended the Standard State Soil Conservation Districts Act be signed into law by all state governors. This act gave states a step-by-step guide to create conservation districts and listing their powers and responsibilities. The Colorado Soil Conservation Act (HB 258) was passed on May 6th, 1937.

  • On January 20th of 1938, the first conservation district was formed in the State of Colorado, known as the Great Divide Conservation District in Moffat County.
  • Later in 1972, two separate districts were consolidated to form what is now known as Colorado First Conservation District (CFCD).
  • CFCD has a local, elected board that consists of local landowners, farmers and ranchers. Board members also volunteer in various other wildlife, water and agriculture organizations, representing at the local, state, regional and national levels.

Conserving the natural wonders we all love

Here in Northwest Colorado, we understand that Natural Resources are precious. That's why we make efforts to assist in the management, sustainability, and improvement of Moffat County's greatest treasures.