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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May 2017 Meeting Agenda

May 2017

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Emergency Actions – 310 permitting procedure

The definition of an emergency in 310 law means “an unforeseen event or combination of circumstances that call for immediate action to safeguard life, including human or animal, or property, including growing crops, without giving time for the deliberate exercise of judgment or discretion under the 310 law.” If a Landowner determines that must make […]

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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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April 2017 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District held a regular meeting on April 19 at 7:00 pm. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service. See attached minutes for more information. Ten 310 applications/projects were discussed. 04.19.17 Meeting Minutes

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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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Sanders County Floodplain Regulations – Emergency Actions

If a landowner or their representative takes an emergency action during an emergency to safeguard life or structures, an Sanders County Floodplain Emergency Notification must be submitted to Sanders County within 5 days of the action taken. You can access the form here: Emergency Notification Form 2. Please direct any questions and submit Emergency Notifications to the […]

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March 2017 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on March 15. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana were presented. Seven 310 applications were discussed. Meeting minutes are attached. 03.15.17 Meeting Minutes

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The Montana Conservationist March 15

This week in the Montana Conservationist: We’re very proud that Jeff Tiberi and the Broadwater Conservation District have been recognized by MWCC for their outstanding contributions to Watershed Stewardship. NRCS’s monthly Snow Report is good news for spring flows, as a (ultra) snowy February boosted snowpack to normal across the state. Jane Mangold reports on […]

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