The Montana Conservationist May 30

Hello, loyal readers! This week in TMC: Governor Bullock has formed a panel to assess forested state lands and make a plan for management. Our own Steve Hedstrom has been appointed to the council to represent conservation districts Forbes reports that globally, soil erosion washes away $8 billion of productivity each year. Farmers have been […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 16

Welcome to the middle-of-May edition of The Montana Conservationist. We’ve got conservation news popping up faster than morel mushrooms after a fire. The stories this week: Springtime is the season when many districts host youth education events. The Choteau Acantha has a great write up about one of those, hosted for fourth graders in Choteau, […]

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Let’s Talk About Soil Health Workshop coming to Hot Springs!

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May 2019 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on May 15, 2019. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana were presented. Three 310 applications will be discussed, along with one complaint. The agenda and draft minutes are […]

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The Montana Conservationist May 2

Greetings, TMC readers! We’ve got lots of great stories today in TMC: Coal wrecked Belt Creek, polluting the stream with mine runoff that often turns the water orange even a century after the Anaconda Belt mine closed. Now, coal financing is paying for a water treatment plant to help clean up the creek. The Feds […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 19

Hello from rainy northwest Montana, TMC readers! I hope that the snow is finally melting wherever you are, and maybe you’ve even put some seeds in the ground. This week, we’ve got lots of conservation news for you: Is your garden starting awaken? So are the invasive plant pests that are hungry to eat your […]

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Fly Fishing Film Tour Returns to Thompson Falls

Published in the Sanders County Ledger on April 18, 2019.  It’s time to rig up those rods and reels and get pumped to go outdoors for some fly-fishing fun. But first, anglers of all stripes and ages are invited to kick off the spring and summer season with the Fly Fishing Film Tour, April 27, […]

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GMCD offers Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp Scholarships

Green Mountain Conservation District is pleased to offer 3 competitive $100 scholarships for this exciting camp experience to off-set the all-inclusive camp fees of $300. Applications for GMCD scholarships must be received by e-mail or by USPS to the GMCD office by Wednesday June 6th. The GMCD Scholarship Application can be downloaded here. Montana Natural Resources […]

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April 2019 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on April 17, 2019. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks were presented. Four 310 applications were discussed. The agenda and approved minutes are posted below. Agenda: Regular Board Meeting, April 17 7:00 PM at the […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 4

Greetings, TMC readers! I hope the sun is poking through wherever you’re reading this, and that you’ve spent at least a little time this week looking for the signs of summer that are beginning to emerge around us. I’ve been taking my coffee breaks out in the garden, where daffodils and tulips are bravely poking […]

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