The Montana Conservationist December 5

Greetings, TMC readers! Today we are celebrating World Soil Day! So in honor of this festive & fertile annual occasion, we have lots of soil-related topics: We have movement on two long-awaited and important federal topics this week. First up, negotiators have reached a tentative Farm Bill agreement to rectify the differences between House and […]

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2019 Western MT Grazing and Ag Conference

On Thursday and Friday, January 17th and 18th an informative conference featuring Montana’s leading minds in conservation agriculture will be held at the Double Tree Edgewater in Missoula.  The agenda is posted below. For more information or to register, visit: lakecountyconservationdistrict.org/2019-western-montana-grazing-and-ag-conference/ Agenda Thursday, January 17th, 2019 8-9 am REGISTRATION —Pastries and Coffee Sponsored by: Valley Irrigation Inc. Corvallis, […]

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December 2018 Meeting Agenda

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) will hold a routine monthly meeting on December 5, 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. Four 310 applications will be discussed. The agenda is […]

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November Board Meeting cancelled; December Board Meeting rescheduled

The Green Mountain Conservation District meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. However, please note that the November meeting has been cancelled and the December meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00pm.  These meetings are open to the public, however if you have something you wish to discuss […]

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Ranching for River – funding opportunity for landowners

The Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM), in partnership with the Missouri River Conservation  Districts Council, is pleased to announce funding is available for Ranching for Rivers, a cost-share program to help ranchers with riparian pasture fencing projects. The purpose of Ranching for Rivers is to provide landowners throughout the state with the […]

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The Montana Conservationist October 31

Welcome to this week’s Montana Conservationist! It’s not a trick, it’s a treat. This week, we’ve got some not-so-spooky conservation news for you: Roundup rancher and frequenter of the conservation collaboration world Bill Milton has received an award from the Western Landowners Alliance for his commitment to stewardship. Congrats, Bill! An upcoming oil and gas […]

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The Montana Conservationist October 17

Greetings readers! It’s a beautiful fall day in Montana, and we’ve got conservation news coming at you faster than the leaves dropping from the trees. A new study from UC Santa Barbara directly ties public grazing to ranch economic health, and to the health of sage grouse populations. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say […]

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October 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on October 17, 2018. Reports from the GMCD Administrator and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks were presented. Four 310 applications were discussed. The agenda and draft minutes are posted below. Agenda: Regular Board Meeting, October 17 7:00 PM at the Green Mountain Conservation District Office, […]

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Water Festival held October 2

  On Tuesday, October 2, Sanders County fifth graders participated in the annual Water Festival put on by the Green Mountain Conservation District and Eastern Sanders County Conservation. The event, held at Thompson Falls State Park, featured a series of stations where students learn about a range of water related topics including aquatic insects, soil […]

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The Montana Conservationist

It’s October 3. And it’s time for TMC! Our stories this week are totally fetch, so read on: Congress recently let two bills important to conservation lapse. Both the 2014 Farm Bill – for which a replacement bill is in negotiation – and the Land & Water Conservation Fund expired on Sunday without an extension […]

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