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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Saving Ozzie & Bruno’s home

Conservation Districts work together to restore streambank and protect Grizzly Bear enclosure at Zoo Montana. Written by Jeff Ryan, Lewis & Clark CD, with input from Jeff Ewelt, Director ZooMT; LaVerne Ivie, Administrator Yellowstone Conservation District; and Matt Johnson, PE CFM RESPEC. Recently I had the opportunity, representing my Lewis and Clark Conservation District, to travel […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 6

This week in The Montana Conservationist brings a lot of news, but very few jokes from your friendly TMC compiler. Read this issue. First, the NRCS gets sensitive to allergens and is now excluding buckwheat from conservation plantings in or near wheat fields. A statewide council convened by Governor Bullock has released an assessment of invasive […]

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The Montana Conservationist March 17

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from The Montana Conservationist! Today is your lucky day: we’ve got an issue full of interesting natural resource news. First off, the Yellowstone River has gotten a little elbow room, thanks to MARS and Montana Land Reliance, who have secured funding for the first ever channel migration easement in Montana. On […]

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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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