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Colorado Small Acreage Management - Improving land stewardship by helping landowners understand and manage their property resources (soil, water, animals, plants, and air).

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Need tips to improve your Small Acreage Property?

Design a plan that meets your needs! Whether it is to improve your pastures or raise more livestock, we will help.

Interested in taking courses from our new online program?  Learn more at:

How we can help

Colorado State University (CSU) Extension, the USDA-NRCS, and our partners want to collectively help landowners make informed management decisions that will protect the resources on private lands. Therefore, the program will train interested residents and landowners to become knowledgeable and skilled land stewards. The lessons learned in this short course will help you reduce input costs and at the same time improve the quality of life we work so hard to maintain!

This course will give private landowners the tools necessary to implement cost effective management activities on the land. Utilizing local know-how and research-based information, participants will leave the course with their own customized management plan to put into place on their own property.

Proper stewardship promotes conservation, improves yields, amplifies savings in input costs, increases biodiversity, and develops tourism and recreational opportunities.

These courses are designed to fit YOUR needs!

Class 1 Setting the Stage: Inventory Resources
Class 2 Focusing your goals, formulate a game plan
Class 3 Soil testing and water holding capacity
Improving soil health and fertility
Class 4 Water in Colorado
My place in the watershed
Irrigation water in my back yard
Class 5 How to grow grasses for forage and hay?
Woody vegetation growth and benefits
Class 6 How and what to do to control weeds
Pasture establishment and renovation?
Class 7 Managing grazing and forage production
Managing forests and Firewise Planning
Class 8 Dealing with Wildlife
Class 9 Stewardship for Sustainability

We will have hands-on field tours and a work with participants to sample and analyze your soils to improve you site.

Further Questions?

Contact: or (531) 218-9463 or (303) 659-7004 x 116

Full registration is available for $289 or you can choose to take individual courses for $40-50.

This program is offered in part due to a fellowship grant supplied by the Center for Collaborative Conservation. The CCC Fellows Program is designed to strengthen engagement by promoting collaborative research, education and action on critical issues that link conservation and livelihoods on landscapes around the world.

The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) program’s mission is to foster sustainability through grants that enable cutting-edge education to open windows on sustainability across the West. This project is in part funded by a WSARE grant that will nurture ideas and bring about substantial changes in practices over time.