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The Montana Conservationist October 5

This week in the Montana Conservationist:

  • In September, a group of lichen researchers descended on a Roundup ranch, looking for specimens (we hear they lichened it a lot)
  • A pair of trumpeter swans made a Missoula Valley ranch their home for the summer, and for the first time anyone in the area can remember, they hatched signets (congrats are in order)
  • ExxonMobil has agreed to pay Montana and the US government $12 million in restitution for the 2011¬†Silvertip pipeline burst on the Yellowstone. And our own YRCDC is celebrating because some of the proposed restoration projects came directly from their Yellowstone CEA. (tell it to the man, Dan)
  • An study in Idaho suggests wildfire can release mercury
  • The Department of Ag reminds hunters that using certified forage is good stewardship
  • And MSU Extension chimes in with a study on the economic impacts of noxious weeds on private grazing lands (if you guessed they’re expensive, you’re right)

All of that and more! Read this week’s edition of The Montana Conservationist:¬†TMC-2016-10-05

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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