Laramie County Cheatgrass Summit: April 1, 2023

CheatgrassOn Saturday, April 1st, the Laramie County Conservation District (LCCD) will hold a special “Cheatgrass Summit” at Archer Complex Building M.  The time is 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with coffee and donuts provided. 

The Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society regularly partners with LCCD on projects such as improving wetlands, and planting native grasses and wildflowers in Laramie County. 

As many local landowners know, Cheatgrass is highly invasive.  It “cheats” by greening up earlier than many native grasses and robs these grasses of essential spring moisture.  Once established, it is very difficult to control.  Later in the summer as it dries, it becomes a fire hazard. 

This conference will be of interest to Laramie County residents, agricultural producers, and herbicide applicators.  Included on the program will be guest speaker Derek Sebastian of Envu; a company specializing in Vegetation Management (Envu).  Mr. Sebastian will present on control methods.  Rex Lockman, Wildlife & Range Specialist (LCCD) will also answer questions from the audience. 

Please join the LCCD and Natural Resources Conservation Services to discuss the ABC’s of Cheatgrass in our area.  Questions?  Contact LCCD at 307-772-2600. 

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