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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The Montana Conservationist October 19

This week in The Montana Conservationist: Prepare for the 2017 legislative session by reviewing Montana’s idea-to-law process Time is running out to keep Liver Wasting Disease out of Montana, which has many sportsmen worried Are the new endangered species listing rules helpful or harmful? The answer is up for debate, says the Christian Science Monitor […]

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The Montana Conservationist October 5

This week in the Montana Conservationist: In September, a group of lichen researchers descended on a Roundup ranch, looking for specimens (we hear they lichened it a lot) A pair of trumpeter swans made a Missoula Valley ranch their home for the summer, and for the first time anyone in the area can remember, they […]

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The Montana Conservationist September 22

Greetings all! This week in The Montana Conservationist: A review of Lake County CD’s bus tour to ultra-cool La Cense Ranch in Dillon A new program in Missoula is prescribing therapeutic farm work to special needs and disabled people A workshop in Helena brought together a diverse set of forest stakeholders for an idea gathering […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 25

This week in the Montana Conservationist: Details from FWP on the unprecedented closure of the Yellowstone River due to proliferative kidney disease infecting fish on the river A new study shows that the ancient practice of flood irrigation can help increase late season flows in nearby waterbodies Provisions of an old homestead act are now giving […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 11

Greetings! This week in the Montana Conservationist: A spotlight on how EQIP is helping a York landowner improve his land and protect his community. More Montana counties are declaring drought status as August sets in. The Agricultural Research Service is investigating using vegetable oil to remove heavy metals in water, which could have applications ranging […]

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The Montana Conservationist July 27

This week in The Montana Conservationist: Granite CD hosts it’s 9th annual summer weed clinic Missoula County is offering a deferred loan program to help residents fix water and wastewater connection repairs A toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi and is threatening irrigation water The EPA […]

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The Montana Conservationist, July 13

Greetings, conservationists! Here’s what’s in this week’s dose of (non-drowsy) TMC: A run down on the field day recently hosted at the Froid Research Farm, which is co-owned by Roosevelt and Sheridan Conservation Districts. Subsurface Irrigation! Cross Slot Drills! A look at the state of the national drought, as we move into the thick of […]

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