The Montana Conservationist March 15

This week in the Montana Conservationist: We’re very proud that Jeff Tiberi and the Broadwater Conservation District have been recognized by MWCC for their outstanding contributions to Watershed Stewardship. NRCS’s monthly Snow Report is good news for spring flows, as a (ultra) snowy February boosted snowpack to normal across the state. Jane Mangold reports on […]

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The Montana Conservationist, March 1

This week in TMC: Yesterday President Trump issued an executive order to re-examine the controversial WOTUS rule Want to know when spring is coming? Ask the national Phenology network The Montana Legislature is now on its midway break, and so far 50 new bills have been signed into law…with 500 more to go Montana recognizes […]

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The Montana Conservationist February 15

It’s awards season in TMC! And no, we’re not talking Beyonce and Adele. More like Kami, Kristi, and Ray. Kami Kilwine, rangeland specialist for the NRCS in Miles City, recently won “Early Career Rangeland Conservationist of the Year” The award for most snowfall goes to Northwest Montana, which received 30 inches over three days, and […]

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The Montana Conservationist February 1

In what may come as no surprise, politics dominate this week’s edition of The Montana Conservationist. We take a look at how the national stage may affect our local efforts: Who is Sonny Perdue? Northern Ag introduces us to the former Georgia governor who is the President’s pick to lead the USDA Montana NRCS has […]

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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, […]

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Bridger Plant Materials Center Annual Report

SWCDM was originally formed by MACD in order to purchase the Bridger Plant Materials Center. Co-owner by Montana and Wyoming’s Conservation Districts, it is one of 25 centers nationwide using plants to solve natural resource problems. These problems include soil erosion and degradation, water quality deterioration, invasive species, native habitat disturbance, mining and logging impacts, […]

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The Montana Conservationist January 4

This week in The Montana Conservationist: Lewis & Clark CD and Upper Musselshell CD team up to remove a damaged diversion dam on the Musselshell USDA is making it easier to take land out of CRP, if that land is being sold or transferred to a beginning farmer Related, Montana’s enrollment in the CRP program […]

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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 […]

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The Montana Conservationist November 30

This week in the Montana Conservationist: Bitterroot Conservation District is working to help landowners prevent further impacts from the Roaring Lion fire Fergus CD is on the brink of completing a restoration effort on Big Spring Creek, on the section whose infamous straightening was the impetus for the 310 law. A group in Butte has […]

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The Montana Conservationist November 2

This week in The Montana Conservationist: An unlikely group of stakeholders is on the brink of an historic accord in the Kootenai National Forest, and they’re setting a collaborative example for others to follow Take a look at the Colorado River delta, two years after groups engineered tackled an international project and started regular “pulse […]

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