The Montana Conservationist January 9

Greetings readers! I hope the new year finds you well, and anticipating the first edition of TMC for 2018. I can already tell that it’s going to be a great year for conservation. Here’s what’s up today: USDA reports that Montana’s snowpack is currently the best in the west. Fingers crossed the snow gods keep […]

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The Montana Conservationist, December 22

Hello everyone! Coming to you from the live action snowglobe of Northwest Montana, it’s the last TMC of 2017! As you’re gathering with your family over the holidays, here are some conservation nuggets for you to chew on (almost as good as Grandma’s ginger snaps): SWCDM has added a new feature to our Montana Conservation […]

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TMC, October 25

Greetings readers! On this October day, we’ve got a great issue of TMC ready for you. So fall into like you would into a pile of leaves: Officials are reporting that there are no new signs of invasive mussels or their larvae in Montana waterbodies, which is a pretty good sign that diligence and check […]

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The Montana Conservationist September 28

This week’s Montana Conservationist is coming to you from the Montana Nonprofit Association conference in Missoula, where we’re learning all kinds of great things to improve our workplace and organizational efficiency. You can learn great things too, by reading TMC this week: We’re very proud to announce that Ron Talcott, a supervisor from Powder River […]

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The Montana Conservationist July 19

Greetings TMC readers! We’re back from our little summer break, and my goodness you were busy while we were gone! This issue is chock full of news about the stupendous work the conservation community has been doing. First up, the Missoulian featured a great article about Lake County CD’s efforts to encourage pollinator plantings. Featuring […]

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The Montana Conservationist, June 7

Readers, can you believe that it’s June? That’s right, we are HALFWAY through 2017. And that means that it’s time for MACD & SWCDM’s Spring Board Meeting. We hope to see you in Helena next week! Meanwhile, in this week’s issue: We introduce a new project that’s near and dear to my heart, the Montana […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 24

Greetings, readers! We have a great issue of the Montana Conservationist this week: A big welcome to our new Operations Manager, Melissa Downing Butte is celebrating the opening of Montana Craft Malt, which will malt exclusively Montana-grown barley and sell to Montana’s blossoming craft brewing economy The US Fish & Wildlife Service announces plans to retain management […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 10

Welcome to 2017’s Issue No. 10 of the Montana Conservationist! This week: As spring runoff starts, NRCS says Montana’s mountain snowpack is in good condition in all basins. Indeed, in the Bighorn the condition may even be too good.  NACD has a blog post about the importance of the EPA’s Section 319 grants for Conservation Districts […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 27

Greetings, readers! I hope all is well with you, and that the sun is shining on your spring plantings. We have a great issue of TMC for you this week: First up, Sonny Perdue was finally confirmed and sworn in this week as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture. USDA is reporting that the number of […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 12

April showers bring May flowers, and this week we’ve got a veritable flood of content for you. Here it is: We highlight Little Beaver Conservation District, which is hosting what sounds like a really fun local food event next week News on the Department of Ag’s noxious weed trust fund grants A recent bird count […]

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