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 […]

Read More...

• • •

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. […]

Read More...

• • •

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 […]

Read More...

• • •

April 2018 Meeting Minutes

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 final minutes are posted below. Agenda: Regular Board Meeting, April 2018 […]

Read More...

• • •

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 […]

Read More...

• • •

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 […]

Read More...

• • •

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 […]

Read More...

• • •

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 […]

Read More...

• • •

March 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on March 21, 2018. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana were presented. Four 310 applications were discussed. The minutes are posted below. Agenda: Regular Board Meeting, March 21  7:00 […]

Read More...

• • •

The Montana Conservationist, March 20

Greetings, TMC readers! It’s the first day of spring (I knew it would come eventually!), my tulips are coming up, and it’s TMC day. Does life get any better? Here’s what’s in store for you this week: Judith Basin CD recently welcomed their first female supervisor, part of a growing trend of women in agriculture […]

Read More...

• • •