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Jennifer Thompson

Small Acreage Outreach Coordinator

University of Wyoming Extension

5015 Stone Road

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 223-3275


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Barnyards & Backyards

The Barnyards & Backyards Team

The Barnyards & Backyards Team is a group of individuals from various agencies who strive to: "To foster a culture of stewardship among small acreage land managers by promoting sustainable practices which enhance the ecological, economic and social aspects of the land and its people.

Small Acreage Issue Team 2015


Partner Agencies include:

  • University of Wyoming Extension
    Cooperative Extension is the major educational outreach arm of the University of Wyoming, serving the people of Wyoming by helping them apply unbiased, scientific knowledge to improve their lives. UW Extension partners with county, state, and federal governments to better serve the public.

  • Wyoming State Forestry Division
    The Wyoming State Forestry Division is charged with the management, protection, and improvement of all forest interests and matters pertaining to forestry within the State of Wyoming. The Division is responsible for the management of 270,000 acres of forested state trust lands in the state, along with direct fire protection responsibilities for 3.6 million acres of state land.

  • Wyoming Conservation Districts
    The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts provides leadership for the conservation of Wyoming's soil and water resources, promotes the control of soil erosion, promotes and protects the quality of Wyoming's waters, reduce siltation of stream channels and reservoirs, promote wise use of Wyoming's water, and all other natural resources, preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, protect the tax base and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of this state through a responsible conservation ethic.

  • Wyoming Weed and Pest Council
    The Wyoming Weed & Pest Council is comprised of 23 Weed & Pest Districts in the state, associated with the boundaries of each county. The Weed & Pest Districts deal with a number of weed control issues in their areas

  • Audubon Rockies
    Audubon Rockies has been conserving wildlife and wildlands in Wyoming for almost a decade. As a state office of the National Audubon Society, we encompass its mission and explore conservation challenges unique to Wyoming. It is our mission to cultivate the culture of conservation in Wyoming focusing on birds, wildlife, and wildlands, by developing grassroots science, education and policy programs for the benefit of present and future generations.

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    Since 1935, the Natural Resources Conservation Service has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America's private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources.

  • Wyoming Department of Agriculture

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