Natural resources are fundamental in the day to day lives of individuals. Montezuma County Extension provides research and education in the various areas of natural resources in our community.
Our office can help provide information on the prevention and control of wildlife damage and conflicts. Animals often at issue include prairie dogs, gophers, voles, skunks, woodpeckers, biting and stinging critters, snakes, mice, squirrels, deer, elk, rabbits, birds, and bats. A great resource is the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage. Make sure to follow all local regulations relating to wildlife control. For immediate assistance contact the City of Cortez Animal Control (970) 565-8441 or visit their website at https://www.cortezco.gov/206/Reporting-Animal-Issues
Plant and Insect Identification Services
We provide identification of major plant pests (insects, diseases, and weeds) along with management strategies at our office. We also provide general identification of household (and other) insects, native and non-native plants.
The Noxious Weed Department is conveniently located within our same complex. For more information on the Montezuma Noxious Weed Department and the cost-share programs, they have available, visit https://montezumacounty.org/noxious-weed-program/or call (970) 565-0580. Wildfire preparedness
We provide recommendations for emergency preparedness and specifically wildlife preparedness. Depending on the type of property you are concerned with protecting we have great local resources including: