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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July 2015 Meeting Minutes

SWCDM held a staff meeting on Tuesday, July 14 in Helena. We discussed our goals and projects for the coming month, including finishing Conservation Month graphics & sending to districts, getting the office more organized, and developing office communication processes. We signed up for I Done This to help team members communicate what they’ve accomplished […]

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New Forsyth SGI Range Conservationist

We are very pleased to announce that Heather Nenninger has accepted the SGI SWAT position in Forsyth, MT with SWCDM. Heather originally hails from western Washington, yet has spent a lot of time in Montana and the Northern Great Plains as she received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana in Wildlife Biology and […]

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Wildland Urban Interface Grants

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Forestry Division announces that the application period for the FY2016 Western Wildland Urban Interface Grant Program is now open. Attached are the request for proposals, application form, and application instructions. Please review all application materials carefully. These will also be posted on the DNRC Forestry Division webpage. […]

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Photo & Liability Releases

This week on Social Media Fridays, I’d like to cover a question that came up at the Administrator’s Training in Great Falls. One savvy administrator asked whether she should be getting photo releases signed by parents before posting photos of kids at education events on the district Facebook page and website. The answer is yes. […]

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