News From the Front, January 23

Montana Capitol Building

As of Friday, the total number of Introduced Bills is 518 and the total number of Introduced and Unintroduced Bills is 2413. We met with a Legislator the other day, and he just happened to be in a wistful mood. He stated that not everyone likes the way he votes, but he then stated that he […]

The Montana Conservationist, January 19


Below please find a link to the latest edition of The Montana Conservationist. This issue is chock full! We’ve got a story about a York Gulch project Lewis & Clark CD was involved in, Secretary Jewell’s announcement of new fire policies for sage grouse, a great article on the evolution of corn, grant opportunities, jobs, lots […]

News From the Front, January 16

Montana Capitol Building in the snow on Tuesday night

Bill count as of Friday: Total number of Introduced Bills – 417. Total number of Introduced and Unintroduced Bills – 2282 We recently met with a legislator in his tiny, one person office. We asked if he enjoyed the solitude? He said no, he did not. He missed the opportunity to ask another Legislator what […]

News From the Front, January 12

  When these 150 people come to Helena every other year, it’s good (at least for us) to put things in perspective. There are 249 nations on Earth. Montana is larger in land size than 188 of those countries. Basically, this 150 member “Board of Directors” sets policy for a place with a massive scale […]

MACD 2015 Scholarship

MONTANA ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS  2015 Scholarship Application   Two $500 Scholarships are available for Montana students—high school seniors or students who are attending an accredited post secondary institution in Montana may apply.   Eligibility requirements include: US citizenship, Montana residency, minimum grade point average of 3.0, and enrollment or plans to enroll in a […]

York Gulch added to National Forest Lands

From the Prickly Pear Land Trust. Helena, Montana – The power of conservation partnerships became evident today as 386 acres of important wildlife habitat and recreational lands in York Gulch are now protected and incorporated into the surrounding Helena National Forest lands.  About two miles east of the community of York, and less than 20 […]

The Montana Conservationist, January 5 2015

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Montana Conservationist! In this issue, we take an in-depth look at how recently plummeting oil prices in the US could affect Montana. We also feature a story about how a couple in Winnett is finding success on their ranch with the Sage Grouse Initiative, and an article about […]

2015 Winter Grazing Seminar


Sustainability in natural resources and beef production focus of 2015 Winter Grazing Seminar BILLINGS, Mont. – Perspectives on sustainability in Montana’s agriculture and natural resources will be the central focus of the 2015 Winter Grazing Seminar, to be held Jan. 21-22 in Billings, Mont., at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center. The first day of […]

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News from the Front, December 23

“Many forms of Gov­ern­ment have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pre­tends that democ­racy is per­fect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democ­racy is the worst form of Gov­ern­ment except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…”  Sir […]

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