San Miguel Basin

Mission Statement

The Mission of Colorado State University Extension is "to provide information and education, and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado."

San Miguel Basin Overview

The Extension Office in Norwood serves all of San Miguel County and West Montrose County. We have been actively working to help the people in our communities to live more self- sufficient and prosperous lives since 1921. Some of the educational programs and areas we excel at are Local Food Production and Marketing, Food Safety and Preservation, Colorado Master Gardener Program for Mountain Communities, 4-H and Youth Development and afterschool programming, Forest Health, Native Plant Master, and Small Acreage and Agriculture Enterprises.

Our environment, the San Miguel River Watershed, is beautiful and diverse. Our elevation and life zones range from high desert shrub lands around Paradox and Dry Creek Basin at 5,000' climbing to montane and alpine around Telluride at 14,000." We have wide open, sunny pastures of hay, horses, cattle and sheep on Wrights Mesa at 7,000' where the Extension Office is located in Norwood. Our area provides an assortment of recreational activities to a variety of people.

For more information about the San Miguel and West Montrose Counties Extension Office and our services visit our San Miguel Basin website.

For information about Colorado State University Extension in general visit the CSU Extension website.