The Montana Conservationist, January 18

This week in The Montana Conservationist, a veritable ice storm of content:

  • Bridger Plant Materials Center released their 2016 Annual Report, and it’s an interesting look at all the great work they do (plus, ICYMI, they’re the reason SWCDM exists)
  • An MSU study says that Montana has more bumble bee species than any other state, and we’re *buzzing* with pride, if we do say so…
  • NRCS’s monthly snowpack report shows that the delayed onset to winter this year has resulted in below average snowpack as of Jan. 1 (though perhaps that’s about to change?)
  • Soil health practices are highlighted in an awesome Conservation Success story about Helena Valley ranchers who turned around their entire operation, and love it
  • A judge denied Idaho’s challenge to a federal sage grouse land use management plan
  • USDA says ethanol is just great, corn farmers agree
  • Laura Lundquist reports that invasive mussel prevention is about to cost the state a whole lot of money
  • And Ryan Zinke laid out his plans for the Interior Department in yesterday’s confirmation hearings

All of that, and what more could you want? Grants? Jobs? Workshops? Okay, we have those too. Read TMC this week: TMC 2017-01-18