TMC October 12, 2017

Greetings, dear readers! This week in The Montana Conservationist:

  • We are very sad to report that Lisa Coverdale, the NRCS State Conservationist, has announced her retirement (effective October 31). We will miss you, Lisa!
  • If the fall weather has you dreaming of cozying up to the fireplace with a blanket and a good book, we’ve got your fall Soil Health reading list.
  • Dr. Jane Mangold writes in with advice on seeding time for successful establishment of bluebunch wheatgrass. If you missed the typical fall planting, never fear!
  • A University of Nebraska study is underway to confirm what many farmers already suspect: that mixing livestock and crops boosts overall farm efficiency.
  • The Flathead CD is helping plan a series of workshops on small acreage management this fall
  • A Canadian coal mine has been fined $1.4m for polluting rivers that cross the international border
  • And in Yellowstone, two stands of trees offer a unique opportunity to study how fire intensity and frequency affect their replenishment

All of that, and more! It’s The Montana Conservationist for October 12: TMC 2017-10-11