The Montana Conservationist September 14

Greetings, readers! It seems all of our collective prayers for rain may be answered this weekend, which means this fire season may be coming to an end. But you know what’s not coming to an end? TMC, that’s what. Here’s this week’s issue: Reports have come in that some of the hay donated to producers […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 31

This week, The Montana Conservationist is all about water, and lack thereof. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that Montana is the epicenter of the nation’s summer 2017 drought Near Great Falls, a hawk with dinner on its mind started a wildfire by brushing a power line NACD reports that soil health practices have big economic […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 16

Greetings, conservationists! This week in the newsletter: A Montana rancher discovered an ancient mammoth fossil on his land The Hamilton High School Envirothon team placed in the top ten at the recent international competition. Congrats, HHS! The Ennis fish hatchery has recently constructed a wetlands to treat its wastewater A new study suggests that artificial […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 2

Greetings all! If you can see this through the wildfire smoke, we have a great issue of The Montana Conservationist today! First up, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that the C.M. Russell wildlife refuge will be opened for cattle displaced by the Lodgepole Fire. And a big reason for that is thanks […]

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River Rendezvous Tours St. Mary Diversion

On June 27th, the Milk River Watershed Alliance and Missouri River Conservation Districts Council hosted the 2017 River Rendezvous that toured the St. Mary diversion system which supplies 60-90% of the water in the Milk River. The tour had two options, the international tour which viewed Alberta’s St. Mary irrigation systems and constructed wetlands in […]

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The Montana Conservationist July 19

Greetings TMC readers! We’re back from our little summer break, and my goodness you were busy while we were gone! This issue is chock full of news about the stupendous work the conservation community has been doing. First up, the Missoulian featured a great article about Lake County CD’s efforts to encourage pollinator plantings. Featuring […]

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Stillwater CD Seeks Administrator

CLOSES JULY 31. Columbus, MT– SUMMARY OF WORK: This position covers a wide variety of duties assigned by a board that meets monthly. The person in this position helps the conservation district supervisors carry out lawful roles and responsibilities, and to plan and implement the board’s goals and conservation priorities. Working with the board chair, […]

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The Montana Conservationist June 21

Happy Summer Solstice, readers! It’s the longest day of the year (feelings? sad/happy?). But no matter how long the sun stays in the sky, we’ve got a great issue of TMC this week: A wrap up of our spring board meeting An article from the Missoulian on the Israeli water experts that visited our fair […]

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