The Montana Conservationist v9 i5

This week in The Montana Conservationist: A report from our recent trip to Denver to meet with the US Fish & Wildlife Service In a case that many water managers & agricultural producers across the nation have been watching, the US Supreme Court denied a review in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s legal challenge of […]

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The Montana Conservationist v9 i4

It’s time for your twice-monthly dose of conservation catch-up. This week in The Montana Conservationist, lots of money is being doled out. The Army Corps is granting nearly $3 million to water projects in Montana, and three of the eleven projects are sponsored by Conservation Districts (three hips! and a hey!). Adding to the pile, NRCS […]

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The Montana Conservationist, February 3

What do weed blasting, prairie dogs, Silicon Valley, and Laurie Zeller all have in common? They’re all in this week’s edition of The Montana Conservationist, of course! Highlights this week: What do you get when you give a bunch of programmers 100 years of USDA data and a cash prize? Some pretty great apps for […]

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The Montana Conservationist, January 21

It’s time for the weekly fluff! No, just kidding. It’s time for The Montana Conservationist! This week in TMC, we get the bad news out of the way first with a spring drought outlook. Then we’ve got a study with ideas on how to convince farmers to conserve water (hint: loads of cash is a […]

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Program Spotlight: Flathead Watershed Sourcebook Educator’s Guide

SWCDM’s 319 Mini Grant program helps fund education and outreach efforts to address non point-source water pollution. These mini-funding boosts of up to $2000 can help kick start, expand, or wrap up larger projects.

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the first TMC of 2016! We know you missed it over the holidays, so this issue is chock full of gems.

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The Montana Conservationist

The last TMC of the year, folks! In this issue: USDA closes a payments loophole that allowed inactive farm managers to collect safety net payments, meaning more for those who are actually putting work in on the farm A group of Tongue River ranchers is fighting to get the proposed Tongue River Railroad permanently denied […]

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The Montana Conservationist

It’s time for The Montana Conservationist! This week, we take a look at the first stats on snowpack for the 2016 snow year, and hear from a town in Canada that has a sweet idea to keep winter roads clear. Then, Montana takes the national stage as OPI gets a grant to host a Farm […]

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the Veteran’s Day edition of The Montana Conservationist. We’ll start with a great article by the Great Falls Tribune about an Air Force veteran who realized during his service that all he wanted was to return to his family’s Montana ranch—and the various programs that are helping other veterans transition to careers in […]

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the most recent edition of The Montana Conservationist! This week we start by hearing from some fourth graders in Liberty County that got their hands dirty learning about wetland soils. Then, sticking with the school theme, the USDA has information on the successes of the Farm to School Program—apparently $600 million was spent […]

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