Healthy Riparian Guide: Conserving & Managing Streamside Vegetation

The Missoula Conservation District recently completed the Healthy Riparian Guide: Conserving & Managing Streamside Vegetation. While focused on the Middle Clark Fork River Basin, this document provides an overview of riparian areas (anything relating to the corridor along the banks of a stream, lake, or waterbody) applicable downstream in the Lower Clark Fork and all […]

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The Montana Conservationist September 20

Greetings readers! September is a bountiful season, and we’re not short on conservation news this week. So take a break from your harvesting, hunting, gathering, and canning projects and give this week’s TMC a read: Lincoln CD has begun an awesome project restoring a stretch of the Tobacco River after years of degradation from the […]

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September 2018 Meeting Agenda

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) will hold a routine monthly meeting on September 19, 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. Eight 310 applications will be discussed. The agenda is […]

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The Montana Conservationist September 6

Greetings readers! It’s time for The Montana Conservationist. This week, there’s a lot of new (or, newly appointed) faces in our conservation world: NRCS has appointed a new State Conservationist. Tom Watson, formerly the assistant state conservationist in Oregon, will be leading the agency in Montana. In Southwest Montana, high school students with the Montana […]

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The Montana Conservationist August 22

Greetings, readers! Today, the hot topic is water and what lives in it. From snails and grayling to toxic algae we’re diving deep into Montana’s waters. In today’s issue: Some Big Hole River residents are getting another look from the Feds. And by ‘residents’ and ‘look’, we mean Arctic Grayling and their possible Endangered Species […]

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August 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on August 15, 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 were presented. Thirteen 310 applications were discussed. Final minutes are posted below. Agenda: Regular […]

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The Montana Conservationist, August 8

Greetings, readers! Conservation Districts and CD Supervisors across the state have been getting a lot of press this month for their great work, and we’ve got it all in this issue. So pour yourself an ice bath (hello, 100 degree day), sit back, and dig into this week’s issue of the Montana Conservationist: We are […]

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The Montana Conservationist July 25

Greetings, Conservationist readers! I have taken a break from running through the sprinkler (hello, is it super hot everywhere else too?) to bring you the following conservation news: In Oregon, an industrial pasta machine is helping restore burned rangeland. As fire season begins to descend upon the state, drones are becoming a more and more […]

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Riparian Grazing Workshops

On June 26th, the Green Mountain Conservation District worked with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM) to host a riparian grazing workshop. Speaker Sandy Wyman shared her expertise in riparian grazing management before a site visit along Little Beaver Creek. Links to her talks can be found on the SWCDM webpage below. […]

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July 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on July 18, 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. Eight 310 applications were discussed. Minutes are posted below. Agenda: Regular Board Meeting, July 2018 7:00 PM […]

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