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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The Montana Conservationist March 8

Greetings, TMC readers! It is one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.* It’s also time for TMC! Here’s what we have today: We are bidding a fond adieu to MACD’s Executive Director, Elena Evans. The first […]

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Workshop on Stream Gaging in the Flathead Basin

January 31 – February 1, 2018 In early 2018, the Flathead River Commission and SWCDM hosted a two-day workshop in Kalispell on stream gaging in the Flathead River Basin. The event was attended by 32 participants representing 18 different agencies and organizations. The workshop was moderated by Samantha Tappenbeck, resource specialist with SWCDM working in […]

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The Montana Conservationist February 21

Greetings, conservationists! Here’s hoping your pipes aren’t frozen, and the snow stops blowing long enough for you to catch up on this week’s conservation news: In case you missed it, Montana has had a particularly severe winter. Weather.com writes in to acknowledge that, and provide an excuse (jet streams, blah, blah). I’ll leave it up […]

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The Montana Conservationist February 6

Greetings, readers! This week in The Montana Conservationist: In Bozeman, the Farmers Canal Company will be working with the Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology to study seepage out of the canal as it runs through the city. After a landowner reported seeing a feral hog in NE Montana, an airborne search has found no […]

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