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Well Water Testing Day

Well Water Testing Day

MPj04373750000[1]The Powder River Conservation District (PRCD) will once again be providing a Well Water Testing Day on Tuesday, September 25th. Sampling Kits can be picked up prior to September 25th at the PRCD Office. Water samples will be accepted at the PRCD Office starting at 7:30am until 1pm on September 25th.


Knowing the Quality of your private well water is of utmost importance to your family’s health. It is also important to know and understand if you well water is suitable for livestock or irrigation. To participated, we encourage you to stop by our office to pick up sampling kits and sampling instructions.


For more information please contact the District Office at 738-2321 or stop by and visit with us
Conservation Camp

“Conservation: We’re All In”

                Area youth gathered once again at Mallo Camp north of Newcastle, WY to participate in the Black Hills Natural Resource Youth Camp June 13-15th. The purpose of this camp is to give youth the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities and educational sessions teaching them about the natural world and its resources. Other activities included fishing, the Wildman Hike teaches kids about predators and prey relationships, a talent show, and various games.

            Each child participated in six educational sessions they included: “Survival of the Fittest”, “Migration Mayhem”, “Tremendous Trees”, “and Casting for Food”,“ Wilderness Scavenger Hunt”, and “Target Practice”.

“Migration Mayhem”, presented by Lacey Sloan with the Weston County Natural Resource District taught campers about why animals migrate, how they migrate, and the importance migration to animals. Jessie Halverson, with Project Learning Tree presented “Tremendous Trees” where campers learned about the parts of the tree and what trees need to survive. In the session “Survival of the Fittest” Nate Fulton explained to the youth the importance of being able to survive in the wilderness if you get lost. He showed the kids the items he carries in his day pack and why each item is important. Nate sent home a few survival items with the kids to place in their own day packs. John Marshall taught campers all about “Casting for Food”. This activity taught campers how to cast, fish, and properly care for caught fish. Campers were allowed to practice their casting skills and catch fish. “Wilderness Scavenger Hunt” presented by Brandon Elkins with the WY NRCS, had the kids search nature for items related to animals and their habitats. Items the kids found included a woodpecker hole, bird nest, items animals would eat (seeds, insects, berries), and other animal homes. Finally, Bob Pollo and Steve Miller had “Target Practice”. They taught youth how the correct way to shoot a bow and arrow, safety while shooting and let the kids do a little “target practice”.





Arbor Day

Thirteenth Annual Arbor Day Celebration


                This year to celebrate Arbor Day the Powder River Conservation District worked with the Town of Kaycee, Wyoming State Forestry, the Johnson County Cemetery District, and community members to plant 26 trees at the Kaycee Cemetery, in addition to their annual Adopt a Tree Program with the KES students.


Kaycee’s official Arbor Day Celebration occurred on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, when Council Member Audry Davis and the Cemetery District joined PRCD District Manager Anita Bartlett and Kelly Norris and Jacob McCarthy with Wyoming State Forestry to plant 9 of the 26 trees and listen to Council Member Davis read the Arbor Day proclamation. Following the reading of the proclamation Ms. Davis was presented with an award for the Town of Kaycee as they have completed 12 years as a Tree City USA Town. On May 9, 2018 the remaining trees were planted at the cemetery.


            The PRCD would like the send out our Thanks to the following people: the Town of Kaycee, the Johnson County Cemetery District, Wyoming State Forestry, and all of the community members their help, support and efforts on this project. It is because of people like you we are able to do projects like this to help continually improve our community. Thank You.

New Board Member Joins PRCD

New Board Member Joins the PRCD



In December of 2017 Amy Icanberry resigned from the PRCD Board of Supervisors due to a move to Germany. Amy served on the PRCD Board for 13 years and her wealth of knowledge will be greatly missed. This resignation brought about the Board selecting Wade Curuchet to fill this vacant position. The Wyoming Board of Ag. made this selection official during their January 17, 2018 meeting.

Wade assists with the running of his family ranching operation which runs sheep and produces hay. Wade is primarily in charge of the ranch’s crop production. Wade brings to the board a variety of knowledge to the board on topics such as sheep production and irrigation practices. Wade will also be an asset to the Board as he already has knowledge of the workings of a special district as he serves as the Vice-Chairman for the Dull Knife Irrigation District.


The PRCD would like to thank Amy Icanberry for her years of service to the Powder River Conservation District and welcome Wade Curuchet to the Board.

New NRCS Staff

Charlie Bradshaw Joins NRCS Staff in Kaycee

My name is Charlie Bradshaw and I am the new Soil Conservationist here in the Kaycee field office.  I am new to the office but certainly not new to resource management.  I grew up on a ranch in western South Dakota and then attended South Dakota State University where I majored in Range Science and Animal Science.  I started with the US Forest Service as Rangeland Management Specialist student trainee in Nebraska and South Dakota.  I was hired permanently with the FS in Northwestern Colorado where I lived for about 10 years.  Then I transferred to Douglas, WY and worked for the FS there for about 20 years.  My husband and I purchased a ranch east of Kaycee in 2013 and live there now.

My husband Harlan and I have two sons, Weston and Justin.  Our oldest son, Weston is currently in the Marine’s based in Camp Pendleton, CA in the Third LAAD.  Our youngest son, Justin is a senior in Kaycee HS and signed up in the delayed entry program for the Marines.  He will go to boot camp shortly after graduation.

I like helping people and learning new things in the agricultural arena so I look forward to meeting new people and helping them out with any projects they may have.  Harlan and I are very happy to be in an area where agriculture is important.       

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