The Montana Conservationist, May 15

It’s spring time in Montana, and that means the sage grouse are lekking, the grayling are spawning, and the cattle are getting fat! Also the rivers are flooding, in case no one noticed…. Here’s the roundup of conservation news this week: Montana Women: From the Ground Up is now available for purchase! This book from […]

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May 2018 Meeting Agenda

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) will hold a routine monthly meeting on May 16, 2018. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana will be presented along with a few items of old and new […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 1

Happy May Day, readers! Today we have a veritable flood (the good kind) of conservation news from across the state. In this week’s issue: Broadwater CD’s Big Sky Watershed Corps Member Katie Mumford was awarded NRCS Montana’s Earth Team Volunteer of the Year A Rosebud farmer who thought he was practicing no-till methods is taking […]

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Pulse: A Story of River Restoration

Photo by Erich Pfalzer A film documenting the recently completed Miners Gulch project on the Vermilion River was just completed! Thanks to Josh Boyd for producing this film and to all of the partners who were interviewed and appear within it. Many other people and and organizations were essential to making this  collaborative project happen. […]

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Fly Fishing Film Tour coming to the Rex

Photo credit: Cory Luoma By Susan Drumheller Explore the world of fly fishing, from Honduras to Alaska, Dubai to Africa, without leaving Sanders County, during the 12th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, coming to the Rex Theatre in Thompson Falls on April 28. This is the first year the international film festival has landed in […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 17

Greetings readers! We have a great issue of TMC (and very few jokes, this long spring is wearing me out) for you this week: BEEF Magazine gets in on the soil health movement with a great article explaining the basic concepts fo soil health, and why it’s so important for beef producers. A dry summer […]

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Watershed Restoration Planning

A Watershed Restoration Plan is an important tool for identifying and prioritizing the work necessary to improve water resources in a particular watershed. It provides a step-by-step framework for connecting watershed restoration projects (i.e. re-vegetation efforts, channel reconstruction, stream restoration or enhancement, etc) to the resources needed to carry them out (financial, technical, or volunteer resources). The primary goals of […]

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April 2018 Meeting Minutes – DRAFT

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on April 18, 2018. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and Natural Resource Conservation Service were presented. Eight 310 applications were discussed. The agenda and draft minutes are posted below. Agenda: Regular Board Meeting, April 2018 […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 3

It’s April, and you’re a fool if you think that means spring is here (*coughs*). Raise your hand if you’re ready for the snow to stop! Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s April, and it’s time for TMC! Here’s what’s in this week’s issue: We have details on the winner’s of […]

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Ranching for Rivers provides cost-share to ranchers for developing riparian pastures and fencing

The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM) and the Missouri River Conservation Districts Council (MRCDC) have just announced another round of funding for Ranching for Rivers, a cost-share program to help ranchers with riparian pasture/fencing projects. This current round of funding is targeted to landowners along streams or rivers included in DEQ-approved Watershed […]

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