What We Do
Services provided by the District include promoting and providing natural resource education and information outreach to students and adults alike. We conduct water quality monitoring programs according to Wyoming Credible Data Legislation and Quality Control protocols for physical, biological and physical parameters.
TCD provides assistance to noxious weed control and prevention measures including technical and financial support to the Jackson Hole Weed Management Association. We support pro-active recycling and waste management programs that maximize the use of our natural resources and protect the environment.
We host workshops, provide information and individual assistance to landowners and residents of the District with regard to natural resources in rural living, as well as community and town oriented settings.
The staff implement District programs and report to the Board of Supervisors on a monthly basis. TCD works cooperatively with numerous federal, state and local agencies. We are a “sister agency” to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Afton Field Office provides service to Teton County, WY.
TCD provides the following services and programs:
- As required by state statue, the District reviews land subdivisions and provides comment to Teton County and the municipalities within the District regarding technical aspects of sedimentation and erosion control, floodplain protection, and associated natural and water resources.
- Promotes and provides natural resource education and information outreach to students ranging from pre-school age to high school and to adults, and facilitates other organizations and agencies to collaboratively participate in this process.
- Conducts water quality monitoring programs according to Wyoming Credible Data Legislation and Quality Control protocols for physical, biological, and chemical parameters.
- Provides technical assistance and cost-share programs to assist cooperators with pasture and crop management, irrigation, soil productivity, stock watering, buffer strip, and water quality protection needs.
- Sponsors and facilitates on-the-ground programs to protect, enhance, and/or restore natural resources (such as the Upper Snake River Restoration Project activity to restore 22 miles of habitat.)
- Provides assistance to noxious weed control and prevention including technical and financial support to the Jackson Hole Weed Management Association.
- Supports recycling and waste management pro-active programs that help maximize the use of our natural resources and protect the natural environment.
- Provides technical assistance to individual members of the public, non-profit organizations, and agencies - normally at no cost, and provide project and research specific cost-share as approved by the Board of Supervisors.
- Provide information, workshops, and individual assistance to landowners and residents of the District with regard to natural resources in rural living, as well as community and town oriented geographic settings.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners that are interested in conserving natural resources. Streambank stabilization, wildlife habitat improvement, erosion control, irrigation efficiency improvements, forage stand improvements, fertilizer recommendations, range management practices, and water quality are just a few of the services provided by the NRCS.