Board of Supervisors
|Vice Chairman||Todd Hirsch||Rural|
|Treasurer||Mary Ann Taylor||Urban|
District Manager: Erin Hannelly
The District Manager manages the Conservation District business office and finances, as well as conservation, education, information and promotion programs to help ensure that tactics are implemented and monitored to address the District Mission, Objectives and Strategies. The District Manager also meets and works with the general public to generate broad support and enthusiasm for district projects and programs.
Supervisor Responsibilities and Cooperation
District Supervisors are elected by general election ballot for a term of four years. They serve as the governing body of the Conservation District with authority as outlined by Wyoming State Statues.
Supervisors plan and assist in resource conservation planning and provide alternative solutions to soil, water and related resource problems. These individuals serve their community and district voluntarily and without pay. All decisions and action plans include District and landowner participation.
The District is primarily supported via the authority to levy up to a one-mill property tax assessment on private land within its boundaries. Additional support includes grants and appropriations from the State of Wyoming and federal agency programs applicable to specific projects.
The most important functions of the District is to help implement applicable programs to address soil and water conservation needs. The primary source of technical assistance to the district is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
The District also works cooperatively with the Farm Services Administration (FSA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Farmers Home Administration (FHA), Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Fremont County Planning Office, Fremont County Extension Service, Fremont County Commissioners, Town of Dubois, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes, Fremont County Weed and Pest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others.
The Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District (District, or DCCD) is a legally organized Wyoming Conservation District by Wyoming State Statutes (W.S. 11-16-101 through 11-16-134), as a legal subdivision of the State of Wyoming, Department of Agriculture. Formed on December 3, 1945, by a special referendum of the landowners in northwestern Fremont County, the Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District is responsible for the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources within its boundaries.
Since the original District was formed, two additions have occurred: the first in 1952, and the second in 1974. Presently, the District is more or less 1,487,950 acres in size.
Applicable Statute: W.S. 11-16-103. Legislative Declarations and Policy:
(a) It is hereby declared that the farm and grazing lands of Wyoming are among the basic assets of the state; that improper land use practices cause and contribute to serious erosion of these lands by wind and water; that among the consequences which would result from such conditions are the deterioration of soil and its fertility and the silting and sedimentation of stream channels, reservoirs, dams and ditches; that to conserve soil, and soil and water resources, and prevent and control soil erosion, it is necessary that land use practices contributing to soil erosion be discouraged and that appropriate soil conserving land use practices be adopted.
(b) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the legislature to provide for the conservation of the soil, and soil and water resources of this state, and for the control and prevention of soil erosion and for flood prevention or the conservation, development, utilization, and disposal of water, and thereby to stabilize ranching and farming operations, to preserve natural resources, protect the tax base, control floods, prevent impairment of dams and reservoirs, preserve wildlife, protect public lands, and protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the people of this state.