The Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB) elected Larry Sweeney as its president at the January/February Board meeting in Greeley. Sweeney has represented the Colorado River and Gunnison River watersheds on the CSCB for two years and also serves on the Bookcliff Conservation District Board. A resident of Rifle, Sweeney focuses much of his efforts on water availability issues and future planning for the Colorado River.
“I really appreciate the wealth of business and leadership experience Larry brings to his role as our president. Together with the focus of the Board, I believe they will help Colorado’s 76 conservation districts harness local talent to better serve their landowners’ conservation needs,” stated Cindy Lair, program manager for the State Conservation Board.
The CSCB is housed within the Conservation Services Division of the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Their purpose is to administer and disburse funds to assist districts, act in an advisory capacity, coordinate programs such as watershed planning, and distribute grants, services and materials for conservation purposes.
For more information on the CSCB, visit http://www.colorado.gov/ag/CSCB.