Mount Sopris Conservation District Supervisors

Jeff Nieslanik, President
Sandy Jackson, Vice President
Robert Burry, Secretary / Treasurer
Sean Martin, Board Member
Mike Wilde, Board Member

Tour De Farms


Roberts' Open Heart Ranch

Ken and Gail Kuhns' Peach Valley CSA


Butch and Sharon Blancos' Small Acreage Vineyard

Mount Sopris Conservation District hosted Tour De Farms in the New Castle - Silt area this year!  This year's 21 mile bike ride included Open Heart Ranch, a multi-generational ranch, Peach Valley CSA Farm, and Blancos' small acreage winery!   50 bicycle riders enjoyed riding through our beautiful area and meeting the local producers.  Watch for next year's Tour De Farms! 


The Mount Sopris Conservation District has partnered with Bill Fales and CSU Extension to install the new CoAgMet weather station. This new technology can help landowners in the Crystal River Valley with irrigation water management. Go to, locate the Carbondale station and find daily information. The Mount Sopris Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a workshop on how to use the information - watch for details!



Pitkin County's Noxious Weed Management Pocket Guide is now available!

Call Melissa Sever at 970-920-5214 or click here to download the publication.

Rural Living Handbook

Mount Sopris Conservation District is happy to provide you with a copy of our "Rural Living Handbook."

Our conservation district was formed 60 years ago as a result of the impact of the Dust Bowl era.  Our mission is to promote sustainable management of the natural resources of our district and to balance the needs of agriculture, open space, and urban growth.

We have included information and contacts in the handbook to assist new and established landowners in how to be a good steward and a good neighbor while enjoying the best our district has to offer.

You can pick up a copy at the conservation district office, your local library or realtor!  It is also available on line by clicking on Rural Living Handbook!

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