The Montana Conservationist, May 4

Today in The Montana Conservationist:

  • The Yellowstone River Conservation Districts Council (YRCDC, for those in the know) is celebrating the wrap-up of a 20 year project. The Yellowstone River Cumulative Effects Analysis is possibly the most comprehensive study of a river EVER. Which means you should probably read a summary of it.
  • The MSU research farm is all ‘abuzz’ with six new colonies of honeybees
  • A Utah Senator is (once again) trying to block Sage Grouse conservation plans through the Defense Authorization, because what could be more nationally threatening than a threatened species?
  • A new program in Montana is finding and cataloging historic orchards across the state, including some hundred-year-old apples planted by Chief Plenty Coup
  • Don MacIntyre chimes in with some advise for CDs with water reservations.
  • And results are in from the Montana Envirothon! But we’ll save the surprise of who won for the last page.

It’s all in The Montana Conservationist, volume 9 issue 9.