The Montana Conservationist, v14 i8

Greetings, readers! This week in The Montana Conservationist: Louis Wertz of the Western Landowners Alliance wrote a great op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune about the trouble with ranchettes. They may seem like the perfect lifestyle, but in reality the fragmented development is a nightmare for the landscape. The Flathead Beacon writes about how the […]

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The Montana Conservationist, V14 I7

This week in The Montana Conservationist: AIS inspectors have found 13 boats transporting invasive species in Montana, an increase over previous years. It’s more important now than ever to stay vigilant! An MSU research team has received a grant to further study invasive cheatgrass. This week, the Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, which […]

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The Montana Conservationist V14 I6

Greetings, readers! This week we’ve got a hearty TMC for your Memorial Day Weekend reading pleasure. Behold: A recent study modeled shrub encroachment on a sloping landscape and found that contrary to popular opinion, shrubs actually increase groundwater recharge. With the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing food security, a new movement is growing on the Great Plains. […]

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The Montana Conservationist, v14i5

This week in the Montana Conservationist: The Montana Department of Ag is encouraging Montanans to “Get out and Grow” a garden, with an online campaign and educational materials to help folks along. We’ve got a great story from the Big Hole Watershed Committee about how they worked with BLM to find a new use for root wads […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 23

This week in TMC: We’ve got an interesting article about earthworms – not only how they can be essential for soil health, but how destructive they can be when introduced to forests As milk producers around the country have been dumping milk that they can’t get to consumers, some Hutterite colonies in Montana have instead […]

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The Montana Conservationist, March 26

Greetings, TMC readers. I hope this finds you safe, healthy, and snuggled into the comfort and/or chaos of your home offices. The world is a strange place at the moment, but one thing that’s bringing me solace is taking a walk down to the Kootenai river and remembering that it’s been here far, far longer […]

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The Montana Conservationist, February 20

Greetings, readers! We have a great issue of The Montana Conservationist for you this week: Lake County CD is putting on trainings across the state next week to help other districts start Pollinator Initiatives in their areas. The city of Havre has found an innovative solution to a wastewater treatment dilemma: they put beer in […]

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The Montana Conservationist, February 2020

This week in The Montana Conservationist: The BLM is proposing new regulations for grazing, and now is your time to submit your comments on the changes! The EPA has published a new “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” (the rule formerly known as WOTUS), with a significant reduction in jurisdictional waterways. Read what the new rule will […]

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The Montana Conservationist December 6, 2019

Greetings readers! We’re back from an extended break, and hope you missed us. In this week’s TMC: Senator Daines is introducing a new agreement to settle the CSKT water compact, just days after the Trump administration said that they supported a solution without litigation. (And just a couple weeks after MACD members voted to support […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 22

Welcome to the August edition of The Montana Conservationist. In this issue: The Prairie Populist has been doing an excellent job covering the work of Conservation Districts. In this recent article, they spoke with Garfield CD administrator Dusty Olson about the work her district is doing around Garfield County, including being the first CD to […]

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