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Natural Disasters and Emergency Management Support

We know the next natural disaster is just a matter of when not if. The link below takes you to our repository of information, websites, and resources to help prepare for disasters, navigate them while going through them, and what to do following the disaster.

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Agriculture in Teller County and the State

Agriculture is big business in Colorado, contributing $40 billion annually to the state’s economy.  Whether you are farming on a small acreage, in urban spaces or are involved in large-scale production agriculture, Extension resources provide research-based information for producers located from the plains to the mountains. Topics include:  Crops, Farm Management, and Livestock.

Natural Resources

Western Spruce Budworm Damage

Colorado Woody Plant App

We developed the Colorado Woody Plant App (search CO Woody Plants) to help people identify the Native Woody Plants that you might find traversing the forests or open plains.  Here are screenshots of the App pages:

Noxious Weeds of Colorado:


Newsletters and Brochures

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we have moved to working from home and conducting training using Zoom and YouTube and other social media sites that is far from normal. For all information on the coronavirus in Teller County, check out the link to the County below.