Irrigation rights, methods Pinedale workshop focus

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Copies of the Wyoming Small Acreage Irrigation guide will be available at the seminar.

Water right questions and irrigation methods are among topics at a free small-acreage irrigation seminar Thursday, Sept. 6, in Pinedale.

The session is 6-8:30 p.m. at the Pinedale library.

Other subjects include water law for small acreages, determining how often to irrigate and handling water conflicts with neighbors, said Glenn Owings, University of Wyoming Extension educator in Sublette County.

There is a question-and answer-session, and copies of the Wyoming Small Acreage Irrigation guide published by UW Extension will be available.

RSVPs are requested. To RSVP or for more information, contact the Sublette County Extension office at 307-367-4380.

Rangelands, local agriculture Teton County tour focus

           A ranch tour focused on rangelands and local agriculture is Saturday, Aug. 4, in Teton County.

The event is 10 a.m. to noon and includes a tour at Snake River Ranch, said Glenn Owings, University of Wyoming Extension educator. He said there is no cost to attend, but registration is required. There is a limit of 30.

Presentations are 10-11 a.m. at the Teton County 4-H Extension Office, 255 W. Deloney, in Jackson, and include rangeland ecosystems, how ranches typically work in Wyoming and associated landscape values. The Snake River Ranch tour is 11:15 a.m.-noon.

Owings said there is no age limit, although minors will need to be with an adult.

“The event will go on rain or shine,” said Owings. “Transportation from the classroom to the ranch is not provided. Please carpool if possible.”

To register, contact Owings at 307-367-4380 or at


Grazing permit renewal process workshop April 13 in Baggs

Practical guidance for navigating the grazing permit renewal process is being offered Friday, April 13, in Baggs.

The workshop is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Valley Community Center, 255 W. Osborne St., with a break for lunch, said Glenn Owings, University of Wyoming Extension educator.

Wyoming and Colorado ranch owners and managers and federal grazing permit holders and local policy makers are invited.

The cost is free with lunch included. Interested persons are asked to RSVP to Owings, or for more information, at 307-367-4380 or email

Those attending can learn how they can be involved in the permit renewal process, gain the tools to know what to do and who to call when they don’t, said Owings.

Participants include the Wyoming and Colorado Departments of Agriculture, Wyoming and Colorado ranchers, UW Extension, Budd-Falen Law Offices, Dick Loper of the Wyoming State Grazing Board, the Little Snake River Conservation District and BLM and U.S. Forest Service representatives.

Sublette County Weed and Pest hosts cheatgrass update

Field of cheatgrassResource experts from Sublette County Weed and Pest and the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University are speakers at the cheatgrass education and research update in Pinedale Tuesday, April 3.

The free session is 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the district’s office at 12 S. Bench Rd., said Glenn Owings, UW Extension educator.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about local cheatgrass control efforts and emerging research, he said.

Speakers are:

* Julie Kraft, Sublette County Weed and Pest

* Clay Wood, University of Wyoming

* Dan Tekiela, UW Extension

* Shannon Clark, Colorado State University

Lunch is free for those who RSVP by March 29, but no RSVP is required if not attending lunch. RSVP to  Owings or call 307-367-4380.