GMCD Associate Supervisor, Mindy Ferrell, honored for work in outdoor education

Mindy Ferrell, a Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) Associate Supervisor, was recently given the Montana Wilderness Association’s Brass Lantern Award for continued volunteer service promoting public lands, wild spaces and outdoor education. One of her many activities included helping organize the 29th Annual Watershed Festival, put on by GMCD and Eastern Sanders County Conservation District, […]

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The Montana Conservationist February 6

Greetings, readers! This week in The Montana Conservationist: In Bozeman, the Farmers Canal Company will be working with the Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology to study seepage out of the canal as it runs through the city. After a landowner reported seeing a feral hog in NE Montana, an airborne search has found no […]

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Roots: Bringing back the Bull River

Today, the Bull River is lacking in native shrubs and trees along its river banks. Loss of riparian forest, modified hydrology and highly competitive reed canarygrass limit the natural regeneration of other species. A healthy river is lined with diverse vegetation which has varied root systems that hold streambanks intact (in addition to providing important […]

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January 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on January 17, 2018. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group were presented. Ten 310 applications were discussed. Meeting minutes are attached. 01.17.18 GMCD Meeting Minutes

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The Montana Conservationist January 23

Greetings readers! Did you spend the entire government shutdown just wondering when you could get to your email and read the Montana Conservationist? Well good news, it’s here. This week: The government shut down. And then reopened. The Missoulian has a preview of the Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference, which is later this week. […]

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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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Vermilion River Restoration

The Vermilion River represents the single largest Bull Trout spawning stream in more than 100 miles of the mainstem Lower Clark Fork River drainage and is also a stronghold for westslope cutthroat trout. Historically, the river has been impaired by upstream clear-cutting and significant mining activity, which has decreased the stability of this drainage. In […]

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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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