The Montana Conservationist June 21

Happy Summer Solstice, readers! It’s the longest day of the year (feelings? sad/happy?). But no matter how long the sun stays in the sky, we’ve got a great issue of TMC this week:

  • A wrap up of our spring board meeting
  • An article from the Missoulian on the Israeli water experts that visited our fair state last week (any fans of drip irrigation in the crowd? They’re the inventors!)
  • A new study reveals the best & most cost effective ways to create wildlife friendly fencing for pronghorns
  • A recent executive order has asked Interior Secretary Zinke to review many national monuments, and Rachel Frost writes in to encourage locals to submit public comment
  • Second Lady Karen Pence has revealed new beehives at the VP’s residence, in an effort to encourage pollinator conservation
  • Carcass composting is gaining traction in MT as a way to reduce predator conflicts
  • A youth weed crew has been working hard in Missoula to pull houndstongue (natural resource education + enthusiastic laborers sounds like a win to me)
  • And (this is what you’ve been waiting for) we have the winners from the 2017 Poster Contest!

All of that, and a LOT of events & such in this week’s issue of TMC: TMC 2017-06-21