The Montana Conservationist

It’s time for The Montana Conservationist! This week, we take a look at the first stats on snowpack for the 2016 snow year, and hear from a town in Canada that has a sweet idea to keep winter roads clear. Then, Montana takes the national stage as OPI gets a grant to host a Farm […]

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the Veteran’s Day edition of The Montana Conservationist. We’ll start with a great article by the Great Falls Tribune about an Air Force veteran who realized during his service that all he wanted was to return to his family’s Montana ranch—and the various programs that are helping other veterans transition to careers in […]

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the most recent edition of The Montana Conservationist! This week we start by hearing from some fourth graders in Liberty County that got their hands dirty learning about wetland soils. Then, sticking with the school theme, the USDA has information on the successes of the Farm to School Program—apparently $600 million was spent […]

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The Montana Conservationist

This week in The Montana Conservationist: A story in Last Best News discusses the history of cooperation in the Musselshell Watershed, and the successes that cooperation has spawned. Then, it’s time to get out your clover seeds, as we hear from the USDA that Montana (the nation’s second largest honey producer) has been added to […]

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The Montana Conservationist

This week in The Montana Conservationist, you’ll be surprised, given our total lack of commitment to the bird, to hear that we discuss the recent decision to keep sage grouse off the endangered species (this is sarcasm, we are actually very excited about the announcement). Then we’ll sweep you right from the sage brush steppes […]

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The Montana Conservationist, September 16

Many of you are standing in the rain in Ennis today on the Montana Range Tour, but for those sitting cozily in the office (or at home by the fire, no judgement), come on a journey into the world of The Montana Conservationist! We’ll start by hearing from USDA about a new initiative to help transitioning […]

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The Montana Conservationist, September 2

The Montana Conservationist. September. They’re both here. This week in the Montana Conservationist, we catch up with the newest supervisor on the MACD board of directors. That’s Judi Knapp, of Treasure CD, and this isn’t her first rodeo. (Well, actually, we don’t have verification on rodeo activity. But she does know her way around a […]

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The Montana Conservationist

TMC for August 19, 2015, is now here! This week we tour a fantastic project in Alder, Montana that gave the Ruby River a curvy new look. Then we hear from farmers in New Mexico about what the orange-colored Animas River disaster has done to their livelihoods. Finally, there’s a new resource for land managers that […]

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The Montana Conservationist, August 5

Ah, yes. The Montana Conservationist. This week we ask, just how low does fracking go? (And we answer too). Then there’s a round of hand-shaking with the Swiss, and confirmation on just how sweet Montana is (apparently, not as sweet as North Dakota). Plus we’ve got an entertaining story about plants freaking out when they […]

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The Montana Conservationist, July 21

Hoooooh, boy! TMC is chock full this week, readers! We start off this week’s issue with the news that SWCDM has signed an agreement with the State of Montana and USDA to streamline and coordinate Sage Grouse conservation efforts on private lands in Montana. **It’s not really even a big deal. **Dusts shoulders off***. Then […]

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