News From the Front April 7

Dear Readers: Time is a precious commodity. Time is of the essence. Time is relative. The legislature has stated that their goal is to end by Good Friday. This means there was a lot of movement and work on bills in the past week and this pace will continue into next week. Given the shortened […]

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News From the Front, February 24

Photograph used by permission of the Billings Gazette. Photographed by Casey Page.  Calving season at Castle Mountain Ranch. Thanks to the Gazette and Casey for their help. “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”  Plato “You can discover more about a person in an […]

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The Montana Conservationist February 1

In what may come as no surprise, politics dominate this week’s edition of The Montana Conservationist. We take a look at how the national stage may affect our local efforts: Who is Sonny Perdue? Northern Ag introduces us to the former Georgia governor who is the President’s pick to lead the USDA Montana NRCS has […]

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2016 Poster Contest Winners

Here are the winners from our annual poster contest. Students from across the state created posters with NACD’s annual theme, which was “We All Need Trees” for 2016. The top three in each category from each participating district were sent to MACD, and were judged at the Spring Board Meeting. Now the 1st place poster in […]

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Scholarship Winners Announced

MACD is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of our annual scholarships. The scholarships are for Montana high school seniors or students already attending post- secondary education in Montana with an intended study in the field of natural resources. We received 13 applications this year (a recent record) and it was a difficult decision for the review committee […]

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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 […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 21

This week in The Montana Conservationist, we introduce you to the freshest face in the SWCDM office: Jess Makus, our new Programs Manager. Also covered: Jeff Ryan reports on a couple of grizzly bears got the hippest item in home improvements: a willow lift along the streambank bordering their enclosure. Some New Yorkers prove that […]

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Saving Ozzie & Bruno’s Home

Conservation Districts work together to restore streambank and protect Grizzly Bear enclosure at Zoo Montana. Written by Jeff Ryan, Lewis & Clark CD, with input from Jeff Ewelt, Director ZooMT; LaVerne Ivie, Administrator Yellowstone Conservation District; and Matt Johnson, PE CFM RESPEC. Recently I had the opportunity, representing my Lewis and Clark Conservation District, to travel […]

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