Category Archives: Agricultural & Environment

Bent Conservation District

Bent Conservation District
760 Bent Ave.

Las Animas, CO 81054

Phone: 719-456-0120 ext. 101

Fax: 719-456-2717

To provide leadership, encourage wise resource decisions, set standards, encourage stewardship and education cooperators, agencies, land users, and youth to conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources and the environment.

A conservation district is a political subdivision of the state of Colorado governed by a board of supervisors elected at large from within the boundaries.  The boundaries were originally formed by landowners petitioning in to the district. They do not always follow county or watershed boundary lines. Each district holds regular, open meetings to direct the district’s business.  A conservation supervisor is responsible for local conservation programs, just as elected county officials are responsible for county services or school district boards are responsible for education.

CSU Cooperative Extension

Colorado State University Extension Bent County

The Bent County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm

1499 Ambassador Thompson Blvd.
Las Animas, CO 81054

Phone: 719-456-0764


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Bent County Extension

Bent County Fairgrounds

Farm Service Agency

Farm Service Agency
760 Bent Ave.
Las Animas, CO 81054


Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Glen Brown, Program Technician. Send out monthly newsletters on agriculture-related issues and deliver Federal agriculture programs.

Las Animas State Fish Hatchery

Las Animas Hatchery & Rearing Unit


33128 CR 5.5
Las Animas, Colorado 81054

Contact: Joe Marrinan,, or (719)456-0499

Hours: 7am to 3:30pm daily
  • Self-guided tours
  • ‘Feed the Fish’ fish food dispensers
  • Large fish ‘show’ pond
  • Wildlife books and videos
  • Free posters and pamphlets


The Las Animas Hatchery is one of the two Parks & Wildlife warm water hatcheries, and the first established in 1937. (The Wray Hatchery is the other; the Pueblo Hatchery is a cold and warm water facility). Brood fish (mature females and males used to produce and fertilize eggs) are produced here—channel catfish and largemouth bass. Catfish and bass are also stocked in eastern Colorado lakes and streams from here.

The hatchery facility has 13 ponds, totaling more than 13 acres, 250 feet of raceways, a twelve-tank hatchery, and six ‘nurse’ basins.