Alamosa District

Living Snow Fence

The Living Snow Fence (LSF) program continues to grow in the San Luis Valley. In 2004, a living snow fence was installed on La Veta Pass; the Costilla County Soil Conservation District spearheaded the project along with Forbes Trinchera Ranch and CSFS.

Living snow fence

Children from Sierra Grande Elementary School in Blanca/Ft. Garland helped plant Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine seedlings. Another 120 ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir seedlings were planted in May of 2005.

The LSF located north of Villa Grove is definitely worth seeing. The Natural Resource Conservation Service has been the driving force behind this project since 1998. Following a drought in 2004, school children from Saguache, Center and Moffat schools replanted Rocky Mountain juniper and ponderosa pine.