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The Montana Conservationist May 18

The Montana Conservationist May 18

This week in The Montana Conservationist:

  • Summer losses of bee colonies last year were alarmingly high: on par with winter losses, says a survey released by Bee Informed Partnership.
  • Another warm April caused dramatic snowmelt across Montana this spring—we’d say it was unprecedented, but it’s the same thing that happened last year, which is even more worrisome
  • In Wyoming, two middle schoolers successfully lured sage grouse to a man-made lek, complete with paper maché grouse and a boom box.
  • Supporters are pushing Congress to make new moves on the Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship project, a 10-year-old effort that includes wilderness designations, timber supply improvements, and restoration work.
  • The Montana Rangelands Partnership is a new program supported in part by SWCDM. Meet the Partnership’s new Range Techs and read about the goals of the program.
  • Scholarship winners! We had so many good applicants this year, we decided to award an extra scholarship. Names and details in the issue.

All of that, and plenty more, in this week’s TMC: TMC 2016-05-18

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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