Resources For Rural Property Owners

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Agriculture & Rural Life
General Information CSU Cooperative Extension 247-2308 www.ext.colostate.edu/ 
General Information La Plata County Info site http://co.laplata.co.us/government/departments/administration/faqs/
General Information USDA Farm Service Agency 247-9277 www.fsa.usda.gov
General Information USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 259-3289, 563-1078 www.nrcs.usda.gov
Grazing Leases Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners (303) 866-3454 http://trustlands.state.co.us/
Hay Certification & Producer Index Colorado Dept of Ag, Division of Plant Industry (303) 239-4149 www.ag.state.co.us/dpi/indexofservices.html
Livestock (“Brand”) Inspections Livestock Inspection
     La Plata & Montezuma Counties Durango, Cortez 565-7280
     Archuleta County Archuleta County 264-5959
Wildlife Interface, Hunting & Fishing Colorado Division of Wildlife 247-1845 www.wildlife.state.co.us/
Arenas, Indoor or Covered
 Equine Liability Signs Colorado Horse Council www.coloradohorsecouncil.com
La Plata County Fairgrounds Durango 247-2308 http://www.co.laplata.co.us/government/departments/fairgrounds
Montezuma County Fairgrounds  Cortez 565-1000
Sky Ute Event Center Ignacio 563-4502 www.skyuteeventcenter.com/
Wild Horse Equestrian Center Ignacio 883-5555
Conservation Easements
 Colorado Open Lands (303) 694-4994 www.coloradoopenlands.org
Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts (303) 271-1577 www.cclt.org
La Plata Open Space Conservancy 259-3415 www.lposc.org
Integrated Land Management
Evaluation, resource planning Colorado Department of Natural Resources 259-4587 https://cdnr.us/
Fence Law Colorado Dept of Ag Livestock Inspection Div (303) 239-4100  www.ag.state.co.us/livestockinspection/Openfence.html. 
Fly Control M & R Durango, Inc. Insectary 800-526-4075 www.goodbug.com
General information land management CSU Cooperative Extension 247-2308 extension.colostate.edu/ 
Holistic Land Management National Sustainable Agriculture Information Svc Funded by USDA http://www.attra.ncat.org/
Irrigation System Design USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 259-3289, 563-1078 www.nrcs.usda.gov/
Land Help Planning www.landhelp.info
Living with Wildlife Colorado Division of Wildlife (Southwest Region) 247-0855 http://wildlife.state.co.us/
Pasture Health USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 259-3289, 563-1078 https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/landuse/rangepasture
Pasture Health CSU Cooperative Extension Services 247-2308
Watershed Management Colorado’s Water Quality Control Act.  Watershed Management
Weed Control CSU Extension Services 247-2308
Weed Control La Plata County Weed Control 247-2308 co.laplata.co.us/county_services/noxious_weed_management
Weed Control Colorado Weed Management Association www.cwma.org
Historic Preservation and Archeology
Colorado Conservation, Inc. (303) 893-4260 http://coloradopreservation.org/
Colorado Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation (303) 866-3395 www.coloradohistory-oahp.org/
La Plata County Government
Info Line 385-4636 http://co.laplata.co.us/
Animal Control 385-2900
Building Department 970-382-6250
Community Development Services Land Use  970-382-6263
Courthouse 1060 East Second Ave., Durango 382-6200
Fairgrounds 2500 N. Main Ave., Durango 247-2308 http://www.co.laplata.co.us/government/departments/fairgrounds
Office of Emergency Management 1060 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango 382-6274 http://co.laplata.co.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=1323753&pageId=1632888
Road and Bridge 247-2617
Frequently Asked Questions Resource Guide http://co.laplata.co.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=1323753&pageId=3037228
Life Safety Services ~ Dial 911 for acute emergencies and immediate help!
Hospital: Mercy Regional 247-4311 www.mercydurango.org
Urgent Care 247-8382 www.durangourgentcare.com
Sheriff's Office: La Plata County 247-1157 www.lpcso.org/
Minerals
BP Production  247-6800
Mineral Mining Questions Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) (888)235-1101
Mark Weems, COGCC Durango Area 385-7832  http://oil-gas.state.co.us/
Mineral Ownership Questions (COGCC) La Plata County 382-6296
Archuleta County 264-8350
Montezuma County 565-3728 x102 or 103
Mineral Rights and Mining Questions Colorado Division of Minerals & Geology 247-5193
Oil & Gas Consultant for Land Owners Mike Finney, Finney Land Co. 259-5691
Red Willow Production 563-5100 www.rwpc.us
Williams Inc., Ignacio Plant Stergie Katirgis, Manager 385-3815 www.williams.com
Private or Non-Profit Agencies
Colorado Horse Council CO Equine Liability Signs 303-292-4981 www.ColoradoHorseCouncil.com
Colorado Horse Development Authority Horse industry education and resource 303-292-4981 www.chda.org
La Plata County Humane Society 1111 S. Camino del Rio, Durango 259-2847  www.lpchumanesociety.org
San Juan Citizen's Alliance 259-3583 www.sanjuancitizens.org
San Juan Mountains Association 15 Burnett Court, Durango  385-1210                               www.sjma.org
Property Features
Geologic Hazards Colorado Geological Survey 800-945-0451  http://geosurvey.state.co.us
Maps La Plata County Geographic Information Site (GIS) 382-6226 www.co.laplata.co.us/county_services/g_i_s___mapping
Maps www.mytopo.com
Soils Testing USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 259-3289, 563-1078 www.nrcs.usda.gov
Wetlands USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 259-3289, 563-1078 www.nrcs.usda.gov
Wetlands Association of State Wetlands Managers www.aswm.org
Public Lands
Bureau of Land Management Durango 247-4082 15 Burnett Ct., Durango
United States Forest Service www.fs.fed.us
     San Juan National Forest 15 Burnett Court, Durango 247-4874 www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan
     San Juan National Forest Columbine District (Local) 884-2512 367 Pearl St., Bayfield
     Uncompaghre National Forest www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug
     Weminuche Wilderness www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/weminuche
Septic
Septic permits San Juan Basin Health  281 Sawyer Dr. 247-5702 www.sjbhd.org
Septic system regulations sjbpublichealth.org/septic-systems/
Water
Colorado State Water Agencies Colorado State Water Agencies
La Plata County Groundwater & Water Wells Brochures available http://co.laplata.co.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=1942050&pageId=2038768
Water quality issues San Juan Basin Health  281 Sawyer Dr. 247-5702
Water quality issues Colorado Department of Public Health www.cdphe.state.co.us/wq/index.html
Water quality issues Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 800-227-8917
Water rights Colorado Division of Water Resources, Denver 303-866-3581 http://water.state.co.us/
Water well & pond permits Colorado Division of Water Resources 247-1845 http://water.state.co.us/groundwater/groundwater.asp
Wildfire Mitigation
Office of Emergency Management 1060 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango 382-6274 www.co.laplata.co.us/county_services/emergency_management
Natural Resources Conservation Services 31 Suttle St., Durango 259-3289, 563-1078 www.nrcs.usda.gov
Colorado State Forest Service 247-5250 http://csfs.colostate.edu
Southwest Conservation Corps 259-8607 www.sccorps.org