Teton Conservation District

Poodle Ranch/ 4 Lazy F Ranch

TCD, ranch staff, and NRCS cooperated to reconstruct the deteriorated and collapsed headgate on this property.  Four Lazy F provided machinery and manpower, NRCS provided engineering expertise and funding, and TCD funds supported purchase of headgates, engineering, concrete, and machinery.

This headgate is the only source of irrigation water on the property. 

Project benefits included:
-Efficient delivery of water resources to the field ditches and farm fields
-Capacity to continue surface water irrigation of several hundred acres

Wilson Ranch

TCD, NRCS, and the Wilson family combined resources to support improvements on the Wilson Ranch.  Meredith Wilson's ranch is located in Alta, WY.

The project included the replacement of a diversion structure off of the North Side Canal, which is supplied by Teton Creek.  The structure provides water to a farm system on the ranch. 
NRCS provided engineering and design, as well as funding, for the project, through their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  TCD also provided funding for the project. 

Project benefits included:
-Replacement of the diversion structure improved irrigation efficiency
-Replacement of the mainline reduced water loss and soil erosion through leaking

Munger Mountain Allotment, Bridger-Teton National Forest

TCD, permittee Kim Clark, the Forest Service, and Fish Creek Excavation cooperatively assessed and implemented improvements to range infrastructure on this special use permit allotment.

The project included the digging out traps on two cattle guards, making weld repairs to the cattle guard grates, rebuilding adjacent fencing, and hanging new swinging gates.  BTNF reviewed and approved the project, and provided materials.  TCD provided funding for Fish Creek Excavation to operate a backhoe and provide a service truck and welder.  Clark and TCD provided labor to support the project. 

Project benefits included:
-Improving cattle guards to a properly functioning state.  This allows for cattle containment and proper rotation throughout the allotment.
-Improved traffic flow for public motorized vehicles

Stockgrower, contractor, and TCD cooperation to remove a cattle guard and clean the trap.

+ Project Photographs