The Montana Conservationist February 6

Greetings, TMC readers! You’ve officially made it through the longest month of the year (if not actually the longest mathematically, I’m pretty sure January is the longest metaphorically). It’s now February, my mailbox is full of seed catalogs, and a little groundhog told me there might be hope yet. Here’s what’s in TMC this week: […]

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The Montana Conservationist January 24

Greetings, TMC readers! We’re hoping you haven’t fallen victim to the shutdown, or flu season.¬†Either way, if you’re upright enough to read this, a little conservation news might be just the medicine you need for this exxxxtra special January. This week: Our Soil Health workshops last week were attended by over 500 Montanans. Don’t let […]

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The Montana Conservationist January 10, 2019

Welcome to 2019, TMC readers! We hope your holidays were joyous, and that you’re returning to your desks, tractors, or wherever, inspired and ready to make 2019 a big year for conservation! This week in TMC: As the 2019 legislative session convenes, MACD has begun posting updates on our legislative activities. National Geographic has a […]

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The Montana Conservationist December 20

Welcome to the last TMC of 2018! We’ll make this short, since we know you’ve got halls to deck, gay apparel to don, and fa-la-la-la-las to sing. This week: The Montana Rangelands Partnership is shining a spotlight on the Franko Ranch in Prairie County for their stewardship work Students from Simms and Lewistown are solving […]

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The Montana Conservationist December 5

Greetings, TMC readers! Today we are celebrating World Soil Day! So in honor of this festive & fertile annual occasion, we have lots of soil-related topics: We have movement on two long-awaited and important federal topics this week. First up, negotiators have reached a tentative Farm Bill agreement to rectify the differences between House and […]

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The Montana Conservationist October 31

Welcome to this week’s Montana Conservationist! It’s not a trick, it’s a treat. This week, we’ve got some not-so-spooky conservation news for you: Roundup rancher and frequenter of the conservation collaboration world Bill Milton has received an award from the Western Landowners Alliance for his commitment to stewardship. Congrats, Bill! An upcoming oil and gas […]

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The Montana Conservationist October 17

Greetings readers! It’s a beautiful fall day in Montana, and we’ve got conservation news coming at you faster than the leaves dropping from the trees. A new study from UC Santa Barbara directly ties public grazing to ranch economic health, and to the health of sage grouse populations. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say […]

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The Montana Conservationist

It’s October 3. And it’s time for TMC! Our stories this week are totally fetch, so read on: Congress recently let two bills important to conservation lapse. Both the 2014 Farm Bill – for which a replacement bill is in negotiation – and the Land & Water Conservation Fund expired on Sunday without an extension […]

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The Montana Conservationist September 20

Greetings readers! September is a bountiful season, and we’re not short on conservation news this week. So take a break from your harvesting, hunting, gathering, and canning projects and give this week’s TMC a read: Lincoln CD has begun an awesome project restoring a stretch of the Tobacco River after years of degradation from the […]

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The Montana Conservationist September 6

Greetings readers! It’s time for The Montana Conservationist. This week, there’s a lot of new (or, newly appointed) faces in our conservation world: NRCS has appointed a new State Conservationist. Tom Watson, formerly the assistant state conservationist in Oregon, will be leading the agency in Montana. In Southwest Montana, high school students with the Montana […]

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