Ag Producers - take the Ag Watershed Survey and be eligible to win up to $100 in Cabela's or Bass Pro gift cards!
January 16, 2019
Colorado Cattlemen's Association (CCA) Ag Water NetWORK is initiating a survey of agricultural producers to determine their familiarity with watershed management plans. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/agwatershedsurvey
The web-based survey asks producers about their water-related needs and priorities, and solicits feedback on their interest in being involved in local watershed management planning efforts.
The survey is the kick-off to a statewide outreach initiative to help raise understanding and awareness about the value and benefits of watershed planning for agricultural producers. Training workshops will also be held for ag-oriented individuals who are interested in representing agricultural interests as they engage with other water stakeholders on local watershed management planning efforts.
The state water plan sets a goal of having 80% of critical watersheds covered by watershed management plans by 2030. The plan sets a similar goal for locally prioritized streams.
Watershed management plans are developed through locally led efforts that address the needs of a diverse set of local water interests. The watershed management planning and implementation process evaluates local water resources, identifies needs, prioritize solutions and secures funding to implement solutions that help protect and improve existing uses, including agricultural, and support healthy rivers and streams.
Previously installed practices that can benefit agriculture have included new or modified river diversion structures with fish access, ditch lining or piping, stream channel and riparian area restoration, wildfire mitigation, watershed and recharge assessment, and others.
Colorado’s farmers and ranchers own and control much of the water and land in Colorado, so their involvement in shaping local watershed management plans is crucial to creating comprehensive, well-balanced plans. Engaging with other water stakeholders to address local water-related problems can result in improvement projects that benefit agricultural producers and other water interests.
Producers who complete the survey will be eligible to win up to $100 in Cabela’s or Bass Pro gift cards! A minimum of 8 random drawings will held during the survey period.
Click on the survey link below to take the 15 question survey. Questions? Contact CCA at 303-431-6422 or Phil Brink at 720-887-9944.