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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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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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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The Montana Conservationist July 11

Greetings readers! It is July 11, and instead of free slurpees we’re serving up another edition of The Montana Conservationist full of great conservation news. (A slurpee sounds darn good though). This week: Did you miss the Riparian Grazing Workshops last month? Don’t fret! We’ve got a run down of three great days of learning, […]

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Spring maintenance and planting in the Bull River

This May and June, partners were actively working in the Bull River drainage to continue revegetation efforts along the mainstem. Working with the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Kootenai National Forest, and Montana Conservation Corps (MCC), the Green Mountain Conservation District helped plant over 1,000 trees and shrubs. Additional work included monitoring the condition of […]

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The Montana Conservationist June 27

Hello, Conservationist readers! Are you ready for a little summer reading? Well then here is this week’s news: EPA has taken the first step towards rewriting the controversial Waters of the US rule. The draft rule, which has not been released to the public, was sent to the Office of Budget and Management last week […]

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June 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on June 20, 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. Eight 310 applications will be discussed. Final minutes are posted below. […]

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The Montana Conservationist June 14

Greetings, readers! Have you been missing The Montana Conservationist? I thought perhaps you might. Here’s what’s happening this week: The MACD and SWCDM board of directors just wrapped up our Spring Board meeting in Helena. It was super productive (kudos board members for efficient meetings) and always good to see our people in person. The […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 30

Greetings, Conservationist readers! I hope you all had a meaningful Memorial Day holiday. Ours here in Northwest Montana was spent on yard projects and picking morel mushrooms. Yes, we found a lot. No, I’m not going to tell you where. But here is what I can tell you: In Central Montana, can grassbanking help keep […]

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