2015 Grass Tour
Energy Development meets Stewardship
on 2015 Grass Tour
Two-day event explores our grasslands from land managers’ perspective
As Colorado’s oil and gas industry booms, land managers are already putting down roots for a sustainable future.
Join Pawnee Buttes Seed Inc. and the Colorado Section Society for Range Management Aug. 20 and 21 for a firsthand look at how energy companies and agriculture work together to maintain a thriving ecosystem on the Great Plains.
The ‘Stewards of the Land’ Grass Tour provides a rare opportunity to learn and share about the Colorado landscape alongside industry professionals and community members. Day one of the tour will take attendees, including representatives from Nobel Energy and Green Earth Environmental, to sites near Briggsdale, Colo., to witness oil and gas reclamation, grazing management, and the HydroLoc system.
Day two will continue with the message of stewardship near Grover, Colo., where the tour will visit successful reclamation sites, including a location reclaimed after wind turbine installation. Lonesome Pines Land & Cattle Company will share information on soil health, cover crops and land trusts.
The tour begins both days at 7 a.m. at The Bunk House at Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. 14th Ave., Greeley, Colo., 80631. Attendees are welcome to register for one or both days. For the best rate, register by Aug. 6.
2015 Grass Tour Topics
Day 1: Barnsville, CO & New Raymer, CO
- Listen to an energy production company’s view of reclamation and land management directly from Noble Energy
- Learn about oil & gas reclamation from Green Earth Reclamation
- Find out about HydroLoc, Green Earth’s new product
- Tour reclaimed sites
- Tour Noble Energy’s Pollinator Garden
- Visit an overgrazed pasture and learn about it’s road to recovery
- Get educated on what to expect in the early stages of grass stand establishment after a disturbance
- Grass ID
Day 2: Grover, CO
- Hear a ranchers perspective on Soil Health, Cover Crops, Grazing Systems, and Land Management at Lonesome Pines Land & Cattle Co. LLC
- Experience the history trapped in an outcropping of the Laramie Formation
- Learn about conservation easements
- Discuss reclamation after wind energy production
- Tour established grass stands on energy production sites reclaimed by Fabrizius Seeding
- Grass ID
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Ask Marci about our student rate!
2015 Grass Tour Partners Include:
Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. If you have a disability for which you seek an accommodation, please notify Marci Dickie before the event. Colorado State University Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado counties