The Montana Conservationist September 6

Greetings readers! It’s time for The Montana Conservationist. This week, there’s a lot of new (or, newly appointed) faces in our conservation world: NRCS has appointed a new State Conservationist. Tom Watson, formerly the assistant state conservationist in Oregon, will be leading the agency in Montana. In Southwest Montana, high school students with the Montana […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 22

Greetings, readers! Today, the hot topic is water and what lives in it. From snails and grayling to toxic algae we’re diving deep into Montana’s waters. In today’s issue: Some Big Hole River residents are getting another look from the Feds. And by ‘residents’ and ‘look’, we mean Arctic Grayling and their possible Endangered Species […]

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The Montana Conservationist, August 8

Greetings, readers! Conservation Districts and CD Supervisors across the state have been getting a lot of press this month for their great work, and we’ve got it all in this issue. So pour yourself an ice bath (hello, 100 degree day), sit back, and dig into this week’s issue of the Montana Conservationist: We are […]

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The Montana Conservationist July 25

Greetings, Conservationist readers! I have taken a break from running through the sprinkler (hello, is it super hot everywhere else too?) to bring you the following conservation news: In Oregon, an industrial pasta machine is helping restore burned rangeland. As fire season begins to descend upon the state, drones are becoming a more and more […]

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The Montana Conservationist July 11

Greetings readers! It is July 11, and instead of free slurpees we’re serving up another edition of The Montana Conservationist full of great conservation news. (A slurpee sounds darn good though). This week: Did you miss the Riparian Grazing Workshops last month? Don’t fret! We’ve got a run down of three great days of learning, […]

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The Montana Conservationist June 27

Hello, Conservationist readers! Are you ready for a little summer reading? Well then here is this week’s news: EPA has taken the first step towards rewriting the controversial Waters of the US rule. The draft rule, which has not been released to the public, was sent to the Office of Budget and Management last week […]

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The Montana Conservationist June 14

Greetings, readers! Have you been missing The Montana Conservationist? I thought perhaps you might. Here’s what’s happening this week: The MACD and SWCDM board of directors just wrapped up our Spring Board meeting in Helena. It was super productive (kudos board members for efficient meetings) and always good to see our people in person. The […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 30

Greetings, Conservationist readers! I hope you all had a meaningful Memorial Day holiday. Ours here in Northwest Montana was spent on yard projects and picking morel mushrooms. Yes, we found a lot. No, I’m not going to tell you where. But here is what I can tell you: In Central Montana, can grassbanking help keep […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 15

It’s spring time in Montana, and that means the sage grouse are lekking, the grayling are spawning, and the cattle are getting fat! Also the rivers are flooding, in case no one noticed…. Here’s the roundup of conservation news this week: Montana Women: From the Ground Up is now available for purchase! This book from […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 1

Happy May Day, readers! Today we have a veritable flood (the good kind) of conservation news from across the state. In this week’s issue: Broadwater CD’s Big Sky Watershed Corps Member Katie Mumford was awarded NRCS Montana’s Earth Team Volunteer of the Year A Rosebud farmer who thought he was practicing no-till methods is taking […]

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