The Montana Conservationist, May 24

Greetings, readers! We have a great issue of the Montana Conservationist this week: A big welcome to our new Operations Manager, Melissa Downing Butte is celebrating the opening of Montana Craft Malt, which will malt exclusively Montana-grown barley and sell to Montana’s blossoming craft brewing economy The US Fish & Wildlife Service announces plans to retain management […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 10

Welcome to 2017’s Issue No. 10 of the Montana Conservationist! This week: As spring runoff starts, NRCS says Montana’s mountain snowpack is in good condition in all basins. Indeed, in the Bighorn the condition may even be too good.  NACD has a blog post about the importance of the EPA’s Section 319 grants for Conservation Districts […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 27

Greetings, readers! I hope all is well with you, and that the sun is shining on your spring plantings. We have a great issue of TMC for you this week: First up, Sonny Perdue was finally confirmed and sworn in this week as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture. USDA is reporting that the number of […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 12

April showers bring May flowers, and this week we’ve got a veritable flood of content for you. Here it is: We highlight Little Beaver Conservation District, which is hosting what sounds like a really fun local food event next week News on the Department of Ag’s noxious weed trust fund grants A recent bird count […]

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The Montana Conservationist March 29

Greetings, readers! We have a great issue for you on this last week of March (a lion/lamb that’s going out a little too slowly, if you ask me). Here’s what’s in the issue this week:

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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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