Welcome to South Goshen Conservation District

The South Goshen Conservation District (SGCD) is one of 34 districts in Wyoming organized to provide leadership in the wise and sustained use of natural resources. The District has worked to conserve and enhance natural resources in Goshen County since 1953.

South Goshen Conservation District board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the USDA Service Center, Torrington, beginning at 1:00 pm.

All meetings are open to the public.

Mission

Helping People Conserve, Maintain and Improve Their Natural Resources.

The South Goshen Conservation District Board (SGCD) of supervisors believe that effective soil and water conservation is URGENT and will become more urgent and important as land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of soil, water and related resources in rural, suburban, urban and developing areas.  Conservation should begin with and be locally led by people in their own communities in cooperation with their neighbors.  The assistance that we as a board provide is based on understanding that the land - the landscape as a whole - must be the focus of conservation.  Using this comprehensive approach will help land function as a living, sustainable system that provides a high standard of living and quality of life today and for generations in the future.

To implement this mission, the SGCD will provide leadership necessary to:

  • initiate research
  • promote education
  • develop and implement acceptable policies
  • solicit resources to satisfy programs

Goals adopted by the SGCD board will address the following:

  • PROTECT land within the district against soil deterioration
  • REBUILD damaged land
  • IMPROVE cropland, grassland, reception areas and wildlife habitat
  • REDUCE floodwater and sediment damage
  • STABILIZE critical blowout, runoff and sediment producing areas
  • DEVELOP water for agricultural, municipal, industrial and wildlife uses
  • IMPROVE water management, water distribution, water conservation, and water quality
  • ENCOURAGE landowners and operators to become cooperators and develop conservation programs to protect and sustain natural resources
  • COOPERATE with local, state and federal agencies