Earth Week Day 5: Seed Starting & Gardening

What better way to welcome spring than starting veggie and flower gardens! Whether that’s starting seeds yourself or buying seedlings from your local greenhouse, we’ve got you covered. We’ve partnered with Jackson’s Garden and Judy’s Garden & Greenhouse to bring you fantastic content today! Seed Starting Starting seeds can bring a little green into a […]

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Earth Week Day 4: Nature Scavenger Hunt

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is celebrated all over the world as a way to support environmental protection. Here in the Ruby Valley, we have incredible wildlife, land, water, and open space. It is important that we actively work to protect and restore these resources and appreciate the landscape! We encourage you to spend time […]

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Earth Week Day 3: Snowpack & Water Supply

Water is essential for all aspects of life in the Ruby Valley. The work we do at the Ruby Valley Conservation District is centered around keeping our water resources healthy and available. Today’s activities will focus on where our water supply comes from, what “snowpack” means, work the RVCD is doing to monitor our water […]

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Earth Week Day 2: Pollinators!

When you think of pollinators, what do you imagine? Most of us think of the honey bee, but there’s more to the story. Montana is home to hundreds of species of pollinators, including 450 species of identified native bees (although it’s expected that there are close to 1000 species of native bees, they just haven’t […]

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Earth Week Day 1: Recycling

Welcome to RVCD’s virtual Earth Week! To start the week off, we are going back to basics with recycling! According to the Montana DEQ, about 19 percent of all waste created in Montana is recycled. Recycling is a challenge in Montana due to our low population over a large geographic area and the lack of […]

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Earth Week 2021

Welcome to RVCD’s Virtual Earth Week! For Earth Day 2021, we have created an awesome week long virtual celebration. Each day of the week of April 19th-23rd is themed with a general focus on appreciating our land, water, and community here in the Ruby Valley. We hope you follow along with us and take something […]

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Grazing to Improve Soil Health: A Case Study in Jefferson County

Can grazing help improve soil health in Southwest Montana? Watch our recording to learn more about compatible grazing management from retired National Center for Appropriate Technologies Livestock Specialist and producer with Montana Highland Lamb. Hosted by: Ruby Valley Conservation District, MSU Extension, Madison Valley Ranchlands Group, and the Madison Conservation District Take Our Survey: Rancher [...]

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2021 Rancher Roundtable: Grasshoppers in 2021

Grasshoppers in 2021: Integrated Pest Management Techniques Worried about crop loss due to pesky grasshoppers? Review our discussion about Grasshoppers & Integrated Pest Management! Take Our Survey! Rancher Roundtable Survey Grasshoppers in 2021 Integrated Pest Management Techniques 20210210 0004 2No Description

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2021 Rancher Roundtable: Refresher on Calving Techniques & Navigating Difficult Births

Refresher on Calving Techniques and Navigating Difficult Births Are your calving skills adequate? Top notch? View our conversations  on calving techniques and navigating difficult births. We heard presentations from Carla Sanford, MSU Assistant Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, and large animal vet, Will Oliver. Take Our Survey! Rancher Roundtable Survey View Dr. Sanford's Slides [...]

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2021 Rancher Roundtable Event: Real World First Aid

Real World First Aid On January 12th, we discussed how to deal with life-threatening injuries in wilderness settings. Speaker, Steve Primm, is a local Wilderness EMT and a member of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Please watch our recording of the presentation! Hosted by: Ruby Valley Conservation District, Montana State University Extension, Madison [...]

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