The District strives to help landowners and cooperators by providing natural resource information and assisting in the development of conservation plans on their land that assist in fostering range management, preventing soil erosion, preventing the spread of noxious weeds and protecting water quality and quantity.
Shavano supports strong education and outreach programs that reach both youth and adults. The District believes that working on conservation issues with the youth of today will preserve agriculture for tomorrow
As a designated salinity area, Shavano holds salinity control as a top priority. The district participates in both the EQIP and BSP programs. Funding is received for conservation practices targeting the reduction of salinity in the discharge waters.
The Shavano District encompasses 1,191,438 acres. In a general manner, it can be described as Ouray County in its entirety, eastern Montrose County, Gunnison County west of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, and a small acreage east of Highway 50 within Delta County and adjacent to Montrose County.
Through a board of local farmers and ranchers, the Shavano Conservation District serves as the grassroots leadership to the Natural Resource Conservation Service in the protection and conservation of our natural resources.