The Montana Conservationist July 25

Greetings, Conservationist readers! I have taken a break from running through the sprinkler (hello, is it super hot everywhere else too?) to bring you the following conservation news: In Oregon, an industrial pasta machine is helping restore burned rangeland. As fire season begins to descend upon the state, drones are becoming a more and more […]

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The Montana Conservationist July 11

Greetings readers! It is July 11, and instead of free slurpees we’re serving up another edition of The Montana Conservationist full of great conservation news. (A slurpee sounds darn good though). This week: Did you miss the Riparian Grazing Workshops last month? Don’t fret! We’ve got a run down of three great days of learning, […]

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SWCDM 2017 Annual Report

SWCDM’s Annual Report for 2017 highlights the work SWCDM is doing to advance the goals of local commonsense conservation across the state of Montana. We’re proud of the many programs we offer to support conservation districts and their mission. Read the report to learn about a few highlights from 2017.   No Title No Description

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The Montana Conservationist June 27

Hello, Conservationist readers! Are you ready for a little summer reading? Well then here is this week’s news: EPA has taken the first step towards rewriting the controversial Waters of the US rule. The draft rule, which has not been released to the public, was sent to the Office of Budget and Management last week […]

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Digital Atlas Training Materials

Administrators, partners attend digital atlas training in Helena This month SWCDM coordinated a unique training for Conservation District administrators. The State Library showed participants how to use its free Digital Atlas application, and how to access the wide range of datasets available for free to the public. In the afternoon, participants were guided through an […]

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NW MT report from DWSAC meeting

The Drought Water Supply Advisory Committee (DWSAC)┬áserves as a clearinghouse for information on water supply conditions and drought mitigation actions. It is chaired by the Lieutenant Governor, and consists of representatives from the departments of Natural Resources and Conservation; Agriculture; Commerce; Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; Military Affairs; Environmental Quality; and Livestock. The DWSAC met on […]

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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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