The Montana Conservationist, December 14

For the last Montana Conservationist of 2016:

  • The governor launched a rapid response team after invasive mussel larvae were found in Montana, and that team has placed restrictions on the Canyon Ferry and Tiber reservoirs
  • A court ruling on how to manage Canadian lynx under the Endangered Species Act could be overturned by legislation released by all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation
  • Lake County CD holds hearing on community forest plans
  • Electronic monitoring equipment failed to detect a pipeline spill in North Dakota that has released 176,000 gallons of oil, and cold weather is hampering cleanup efforts
  • New research from the University of New Hampshire suggests that organic matter accumulation in soil may depend more on microbial traits than plants
  • Congressman Zinke may be tapped to lead the Department of the Interior in the new administration, though he has yet to accept the position
  • Hunters in Southwest Montana are being urged not to eat recently shot geese because they may have been among the flock that recently landed on the Berkeley Pit
  • And MACD is celebrating our 74th birthday!

All of that, in this week’s edition of The Montana Conservationist: TMC 2016-12-14