LDCD Board Meetings

Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the district office 621 W. Fetterman and are open to the public.

Meetings begin at 6:00 pm


Welcome to the Lake DeSmet Conservation  District

www.ldcd.org (Users of browsers other than Internet Explorer please click here.)

Crazy Woman Canyon


Working to conserve and enhance natural resources in Johnson County since 1946.

Address: 621 W. Fetterman, Buffalo, WY 82834 Phone: 307-684-2526 ext. 4

Powder River Basin Reclamation Resources

Here is a link to an information resource for landowners making decisions about the decommission and reclamation of coal bed methane fields

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Lake DeSmet Conservation District is offering the following at a 50% cost-share rate:

STACKABLE  RECYCLE  BINS - 18 gal.                              60 gal RAIN BARRELS and COMPOSTERS







To order call 684-2526 ext. 4, or purchase them at our office. Bins not available at this time.

Last Modified on February 3, 2016

For WEB site issues please contact Jim Hurley

2016 Tree, Shrub, and Seedling Tree Program (forms updated 2/3/2016)

LDCD’s 2016 Tree Program is now under way!! You can get your order form for trees and shrubs here. We also have an order form for Blue Spruce trees, which is available here. They are available in 4 ft. 5 ft. and 6 ft. sizes. These order forms including seedling tree and perennial flower order forms can also be picked up at the District Office, 621 West Fetterman, Buffalo, WY.

Trees available through the Lake DeSmet Conservation District program are available to the residents of northern Johnson County.

2015 Pesticide and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The District’s 2015 Pesticide and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day was held on May 16th 2015. Over 200 people dropped off items at the fairgrounds. The LDCD would like to thank all the volunteers who helped and those who participated  with their items in our 12th Annual collection day.


The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) is offered in 11 Western states under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Incentives Program (WHIP).  The purpose is to provide assistance to agricultural producers to implement practices that will alleviate or reduce threats to sage-grouse habitat.  For more information go to  www.sagegrouseinitiative.com.


Looking for information for your new home on the range?

Check out: Range and Wildlife Page and the Buying Johnson County Land Page

The Snow Report is available starting in January

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, Snow Survey main page is here and the direct link to the snow report is here, scroll down until you find the section of the report that you are interested in.



The Lake DeSmet Conservation District is dedicated to the development and implementation of programs to provide leadership and technical assistance for the conservation of Johnson County’s natural resources, agricultural heritage and resource base, to promote the control of soil erosion, to promote and protect the quality and quantity of Wyoming’s waters and all other natural resources, to preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, to protect the tax base and to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of this County through responsible conservation planning.

Sage Grouse CCAA (Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances)  and CCA (Candidate Conservation Agreement)

For more information, contact: CCAA Educational Project Coordinator - Leanne Correll, Sun Agri LLC

4WyomingAg@gmail.com (307)-920-1200


To obtain a copy of the CCAA Information packet including applications, call Wyoming Stock Growers Association at (307) 638-3942 or download from www.wysga.org. You will find much more information on these programs at the www.wysga.org link.

Landowner’s Approach to Umbrella CCAA, Landowner Handbook, Landowner Information Brochure, CCAA/CCA Forms and Templates, CCAA Latest Updates, and CCAA/CCA Education Program Calendar

What’s New

The LDCD has created a Newsletter containing information about District and NRCS programs, seasonal tree information, upcoming events and workshops, and will be adding information regarding SMALL ACREAGES (100 acres or less). We would like to update our mailing lists to include anyone interested in receiving our newsletter. If you would like to receive a hard copy in the mail please send your name and address to Zach zach.byam@ldcd.org. If you would rather view it online but would like an email reminder, please send us your email address. You can also call either of us at 684-2526 ext. 101.

A link is now available on this website on the Newsletter page.

Lake DeSmet Conservation District Job Opening - District Clerk

The Lake DeSmet Conservation District has a job opening for a District clerk. The District Clerk will be an at-will part time wage employee. The Clerk performs bookkeeping and various associated office tasks so that District business is conducted in a timely and efficient manner. The Clerk supports the District Managers role and is under the day-to-day supervision of the District Manager and must communicate clearly and have a professional attitude. The Clerk will work with local Cooperators, employees and representatives of other Conservation Districts, local governments, County, State and Federal agencies, and various other partners. The job description is available here.