TMC November 9

Greetings TMC readers! This week we have some juicy cuts of natural resource news for you: Governor Bullock has called a special session for next week to fix the state’s budget woes A new study shows limited soil compaction after winter grazing, which is encouraging for crop farmers who have been thinking about integrating livestock […]

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TMC, October 25

Greetings readers! On this October day, we’ve got a great issue of TMC ready for you. So fall into like you would into a pile of leaves: Officials are reporting that there are no new signs of invasive mussels or their larvae in Montana waterbodies, which is a pretty good sign that diligence and check […]

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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 […]

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Documents for October 2017 MACD Meeting

Attached are reference documents for the regular meeting of the MACD Board of Directors, scheduled for Monday October 9 via conference call. Budget vs Actuals_MACD October Statement of Financial_MACD Agenda for the meeting: 7:30 – 8:30 AM MACD Meeting Call to order September minutes Financials Public Comment Discussion Committee Updates – Bylaws Committee, Committee on Committees, and Executive Area […]

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The Montana Conservationist September 28

This week’s Montana Conservationist is coming to you from the Montana Nonprofit Association conference in Missoula, where we’re learning all kinds of great things to improve our workplace and organizational efficiency. You can learn great things too, by reading TMC this week: We’re very proud to announce that Ron Talcott, a supervisor from Powder River […]

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The Montana Conservationist September 14

Greetings, readers! It seems all of our collective prayers for rain may be answered this weekend, which means this fire season may be coming to an end. But you know what’s not coming to an end? TMC, that’s what. Here’s this week’s issue: Reports have come in that some of the hay donated to producers […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 31

This week, The Montana Conservationist is all about water, and lack thereof. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that Montana is the epicenter of the nation’s summer 2017 drought Near Great Falls, a hawk with dinner on its mind started a wildfire by brushing a power line NACD reports that soil health practices have big economic […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 16

Greetings, conservationists! This week in the newsletter: A Montana rancher discovered an ancient mammoth fossil on his land The Hamilton High School Envirothon team placed in the top ten at the recent international competition. Congrats, HHS! The Ennis fish hatchery has recently constructed a wetlands to treat its wastewater A new study suggests that artificial […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 2

Greetings all! If you can see this through the wildfire smoke, we have a great issue of The Montana Conservationist today! First up, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that the C.M. Russell wildlife refuge will be opened for cattle displaced by the Lodgepole Fire. And a big reason for that is thanks […]

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River Rendezvous Tours St. Mary Diversion

On June 27th, the Milk River Watershed Alliance and Missouri River Conservation Districts Council hosted the 2017 River Rendezvous that toured the St. Mary diversion system which supplies 60-90% of the water in the Milk River. The tour had two options, the international tour which viewed Alberta’s St. Mary irrigation systems and constructed wetlands in […]

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