The Montana Conservationist, May 16

Welcome to the middle-of-May edition of The Montana Conservationist. We’ve got conservation news popping up faster than morel mushrooms after a fire. The stories this week: Springtime is the season when many districts host youth education events. The Choteau Acantha has a great write up about one of those, hosted for fourth graders in Choteau, […]

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The Montana Conservationist May 2

Greetings, TMC readers! We’ve got lots of great stories today in TMC: Coal wrecked Belt Creek, polluting the stream with mine runoff that often turns the water orange even a century after the Anaconda Belt mine closed. Now, coal financing is paying for a water treatment plant to help clean up the creek. The Feds […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 19

Hello from rainy northwest Montana, TMC readers! I hope that the snow is finally melting wherever you are, and maybe you’ve even put some seeds in the ground. This week, we’ve got lots of conservation news for you: Is your garden starting awaken? So are the invasive plant pests that are hungry to eat your […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 4

Greetings, TMC readers! I hope the sun is poking through wherever you’re reading this, and that you’ve spent at least a little time this week looking for the signs of summer that are beginning to emerge around us. I’ve been taking my coffee breaks out in the garden, where daffodils and tulips are bravely poking […]

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The Montana Conservationist March 21

Greetings, TMC readers! Happy first day of spring!! Yes, we really did make it. And from my office in NW Montana, it really truly is evenĀ feeling like spring. Hoorah! This week in TMC: Studies have consistently shown that septic leachate is a problem in Montana Lakes, but solutions are elusive. A recent talk at the […]

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The Montana Conservationist March 7

Greetings, readers! Have you successfully shoveled your way to your computer desk? A hearty congratulations to you! Now take a little break, and check out what’s in the Montana Conservationist this week: Rebecca Knapp, the District Conservationist in Carter County, recently received NRCS’s highest honor in her profession. Read all about her career and the […]

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The Montana Conservationist February 21

Greetings, TMC readers! We are invading your inbox this week with a lot of stories about invasive species, and some things we can all do to prevent them. Next week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! We asked the Montana Invasive Species Council to write in about what we all can do to help stop […]

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The Montana Conservationist February 6

Greetings, TMC readers! You’ve officially made it through the longest month of the year (if not actually the longest mathematically, I’m pretty sure January is the longest metaphorically). It’s now February, my mailbox is full of seed catalogs, and a little groundhog told me there might be hope yet. Here’s what’s in TMC this week: […]

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The Montana Conservationist January 10, 2019

Welcome to 2019, TMC readers! We hope your holidays were joyous, and that you’re returning to your desks, tractors, or wherever, inspired and ready to make 2019 a big year for conservation! This week in TMC: As the 2019 legislative session convenes, MACD has begun posting updates on our legislative activities. National Geographic has a […]

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The Montana Conservationist December 20

Welcome to the last TMC of 2018! We’ll make this short, since we know you’ve got halls to deck, gay apparel to don, and fa-la-la-la-las to sing. This week: The Montana Rangelands Partnership is shining a spotlight on the Franko Ranch in Prairie County for their stewardship work Students from Simms and Lewistown are solving […]

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