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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The Montana Conservationist June 29

This week in The Montana Conservationist, we celebrate Pollinator Week (okay, it was last week) with several articles about our buzzy friends. We’ve got a wrap-up of our MACD / SWCDM Spring board meeting, which is basically a two-day idea pollination session USDA has announced two key new measures to improve pollinator health Ideas on […]

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The Montana Conservationist June 15

This week in The Montana Conservationist: Last week’s River Rendezvous showcased a variety of innovative projects along the Missouri River Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Nebraska, marking one more stop on its steady march west. A Miles City rancher is using solar power in innovative ways to solve age old dilemmas NACD has […]

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The Montana Conservationist June 2

This week in the Montana Conservationist: We shine a spotlight on one of our newest programs, Ranching for Rivers which aids ranchers in the costs associated with fencing riparian pastures for better management. The EPA has awarded 2015 (yes, that is the correct year) Environmental Education grants, and three grants totaling $273,000 will be coming […]

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The Montana Conservationist May 18

This week in The Montana Conservationist: Summer losses of bee colonies last year were alarmingly high: on par with winter losses, says a survey released by Bee Informed Partnership. Another warm April caused dramatic snowmelt across Montana this spring—we’d say it was unprecedented, but it’s the same thing that happened last year, which is even […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 4

Today in The Montana Conservationist: The Yellowstone River Conservation Districts Council (YRCDC, for those in the know) is celebrating the wrap-up of a 20 year project. The Yellowstone River Cumulative Effects Analysis is possibly the most comprehensive study of a river EVER. Which means you should probably read a summary of it. The MSU research […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 21

This week in The Montana Conservationist, we introduce you to the freshest face in the SWCDM office: Jess Makus, our new Programs Manager. Also covered: Jeff Ryan reports on a couple of grizzly bears got the hippest item in home improvements: a willow lift along the streambank bordering their enclosure. Some New Yorkers prove that […]

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