Pope SWCD is taking orders now for spring 2017 delivery. You can find a copy of this year’s order form by following this link. 2017-tree-order-form Kelly Erickson with the Pope SWCD is available to discuss tree plantings. Stop by today to schedule an appointment. Trees ordered by December 10th will receive a 10% discount.
Pope SWCD currently has two opportunities for employment. Visit the quick link on this page to fill out an application for the Hydrologist Internship which closes February 17, 2017 (seasonal position) or the Technician Intern closes January 20th, 2017 (12 month position).
Please note our regular scheduled meeting in July will be held on the 18th at 7 a.m. at the USDA Service Center.
The Pope SWCD staff presented this year’s poster contest theme “We All Need Trees” to three schools Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Minnewaska, and Glacial Hills. The contest was open to 5th and 6th grade students. The winners are:
BBE and Overall Poster Contest Winners:
1st Place-Aynsley Preble
2nd Place-Lydia Mitchell
3rd Place-Ryli Laage
Glacial Hills Poster Contest Winners:
1st Place-Devin Mikel
2nd Place-Miranda Longtin
3rd Place-Dominic Maijala
Minnewaska Poster Contest Winners:
1st Place-Dakota Holder
2nd Place-Berkley Steffen
3rd Place-Lily Anderson
Pope County Natural Resources, Pope SWCD, the Land Stewardship project, and Glacial Ridge Cattelmen’s Association, will be hosting a grazing management field day. The field day will consist of a tour of two operating rotational grazing systems where the producers will share information on their projects including fencing, watering systems, utilizing cover crops, and invasive species management.
The tour will focus on beef cattle operations but management practices can be applied to all classes of grazing livestock. Topics covered will include:
Intensive grazing for pasture production and for rejuvenating native prairie
- Utilizing a pipeline system to provide clean water to grazing livestock
- Utilizing cover crops to assist in removing old pastures, grazing and improving soil health
- Invasive species management to improve pasture and grassland health
- A rainfall simulator demonstration will be presented showing how good stewardship protects our soils.
An evening meal will be provided. Reservations are requested by July 14th to secure a meal. For more information contact the Pope NRCS/SWCD office at 320-634-5327.