The Montana Conservationist June 14

Greetings, readers! Have you been missing The Montana Conservationist? I thought perhaps you might. Here’s what’s happening this week: The MACD and SWCDM board of directors just wrapped up our Spring Board meeting in Helena. It was super productive (kudos board members for efficient meetings) and always good to see our people in person. The […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 30

Greetings, Conservationist readers! I hope you all had a meaningful Memorial Day holiday. Ours here in Northwest Montana was spent on yard projects and picking morel mushrooms. Yes, we found a lot. No, I’m not going to tell you where. But here is what I can tell you: In Central Montana, can grassbanking help keep […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 15

It’s spring time in Montana, and that means the sage grouse are lekking, the grayling are spawning, and the cattle are getting fat! Also the rivers are flooding, in case no one noticed…. Here’s the roundup of conservation news this week: Montana Women: From the Ground Up is now available for purchase! This book from […]

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MACD & SWCDM Spring Report

Hello Conservation Districts and Partners, It’s been a busy couple of months, and I finally found a little time to get it written down! Please review and share with your board the attached summary of MACD and SWCDM highlights from late winter/spring, and mark your calendars with the below dates of important upcoming MACD events. […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 1

Happy May Day, readers! Today we have a veritable flood (the good kind) of conservation news from across the state. In this week’s issue: Broadwater CD’s Big Sky Watershed Corps Member Katie Mumford was awarded NRCS Montana’s Earth Team Volunteer of the Year A Rosebud farmer who thought he was practicing no-till methods is taking […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 17

Greetings readers! We have a great issue of TMC (and very few jokes, this long spring is wearing me out) for you this week: BEEF Magazine gets in on the soil health movement with a great article explaining the basic concepts fo soil health, and why it’s so important for beef producers. A dry summer […]

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February 2018 Meeting Minutes

The SWCDM Board of Directors met on February 12, 2018. Topics discussed at the meeting: Financials Loan from MACD to SWCDM: no longer needed Agreement to assist in hiring NRCS employees at Bridger Plant Materials Center SWCDM ByLaws Full meeting minutes: SWCDM_Minutes_2018-02-12

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The Montana Conservationist April 3

It’s April, and you’re a fool if you think that means spring is here (*coughs*). Raise your hand if you’re ready for the snow to stop! Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s April, and it’s time for TMC! Here’s what’s in this week’s issue: We have details on the winner’s of […]

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SWCDM Meeting Minutes October 2017

Topics Discussed: SWCDM Budget – Elena reviewed the details of the SWCDM Budget, noting that this did not include the Bridger Plant Material Information. Some of the Board was unable to access the draft budget so approval of the budget was delayed until the SWCDM meeting on Friday following the Convention. Full Meeting Minutes: SWCDM_Minutes_Oct23_2017_FINAL

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The Montana Conservationist, March 20

Greetings, TMC readers! It’s the first day of spring (I knew it would come eventually!), my tulips are coming up, and it’s TMC day. Does life get any better? Here’s what’s in store for you this week: Judith Basin CD recently welcomed their first female supervisor, part of a growing trend of women in agriculture […]

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