Welcome to North Platte Valley Conservation District
The North Platte Valley Conservation District (NPVCD) 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 1943.
North Platte Valley Conservation District board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at the USDA Service Center Meeting Room, 1441 East M Street, Torrington, beginning at 1:00 pm.
All meetings are open to the public.
North Platte Valley Conservation District endorses a healthy agricultural community and proliferate tax base, and strives to promote practices that encourage healthy soils, water quality and quantity, tree planting, and enhancement of wildlife habitat. The District will work with conservation partners to protect individual landowner rights, while providing leadership in long-term nurturing of the land.
The North Platte Valley Conservation District is guided by the policy set by Wyoming State Legislature-W.S. 11-16-103.
(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.
It is the desire of the Board to increase public awareness to the importance of sustaining all natural resources by developing educational programs, and promoting alternative management practices. Education towards viable solutions to challenges facing resource management can be accomplished by identifying environmental, economic, and social issues. Using expertise from local, state, and national cooperating agencies will ensure all aspects of any issue or problem is addressed simultaneously.