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The Montana Conservationist August 11

Greetings! This week in the Montana Conservationist:

  • A spotlight on how EQIP is helping a York landowner improve his land and protect his community.
  • More Montana counties are declaring drought status as August sets in.
  • The Agricultural Research Service is investigating using vegetable oil to remove heavy metals in water, which could have applications ranging from lead in public water systems to mining waste.
  • As telecom companies¬†procrastinate in connecting rural America to high speed broadband, local electric co-ops are filling the gap, thanks to new federal incentives.
  • A man who illegally dug ponds on Forest Service & private land near Basin has been convicted of Clean Water Act violations and will be sent to jail.
  • The wild winds that sweep the sagebrush sea may actually be beneficial for holding moisture later into the summer,¬†says the USDA.
  • Dr. Rachel Endecott discusses using early weaning as a drought management strategy;
  • And Kelsey Molloy writes in to give us an update on her activities for SGI in Glasgow.

All of that, plus jobs, grants, and plenty of events. It’s the August 11 edition of The Montana Conservationist:¬†TMC 2016-08-11

Kate Arpin

Kate is the Communications and Technology Manager for Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Montana. She manages the website, puts out The Montana Conservationist every other week, and assists conservation districts with technology, websites, and communications.

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