Applications for the Cost-share program now being accepted

The Water Quality Program for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe is now accepting applications for the 2015 Cost-share program.

The Cost-share program is aimed at land managers living within the exterior boundaries of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation on the Animas, Florida and Pine watersheds who are interested in implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) for more efficient irrigation and/or riparian protection/improvements.

Majority of costs are covered by the Tribe through conservation agreements in which BMPs such as surface gated pipe, underground pipe and inlet structures, or riparian fencing/ off stream watering sources are implemented. 

Such BMPs limit return flows from irrigated land and restore/protect critical riparian zones, thus decreasing erosion and other pollutants into our local watersheds.

Call project coordinator Pete Nylander at 970-563-0135, ext. 2214 for more information.

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