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The Montana Conservationist, September 16

Many of you are standing in the rain in Ennis today on the Montana Range Tour, but for those sitting cozily in the office (or at home by the fire, no judgement), come on a journey into the world of The Montana Conservationist!

We’ll start by hearing from USDA about a new initiative to help transitioning military men & women trade combat boots for irrigation boots (much more comfortable, I hear). Then we’ve got information on your chance this Friday to put your two cents in on pipeline safety (and I know you all have some opinions to voice). Those committed to restoring sage grouse habitat have more reasons to sing this week, and some backup singers to boot, thanks to new data that suggests conifer removal is helping songbirds too. And while we’re on the subject of singing, we’ll hear from an NRCS employee with a few tips to help you sing the praises of soil health through sign language, literally.

Of course, there’s more! But you’ll have to read this week’s edition of The Montana Conservationist to get the full scoop.

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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