On-Site Guide For Livestock Operators

We have recently had a couple of requests for our On-Site Guide For Livestock Operators: An operator’s guide to self-assessing their operation and its relative risk for impacting surface and ground water, a publication that we produced a couple of years ago in partnership with DEQ. In the redesign of our website some of our […]

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the Veteran’s Day edition of The Montana Conservationist. We’ll start with a great article by the Great Falls Tribune about an Air Force veteran who realized during his service that all he wanted was to return to his family’s Montana ranch—and the various programs that are helping other veterans transition to careers in […]

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the most recent edition of The Montana Conservationist! This week we start by hearing from some fourth graders in Liberty County that got their hands dirty learning about wetland soils. Then, sticking with the school theme, the USDA has information on the successes of the Farm to School Program—apparently $600 million was spent […]

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The Montana Conservationist

This week in The Montana Conservationist: A story in Last Best News discusses the history of cooperation in the Musselshell Watershed, and the successes that cooperation has spawned. Then, it’s time to get out your clover seeds, as we hear from the USDA that Montana (the nation’s second largest honey producer) has been added to […]

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The Montana Conservationist

This week in The Montana Conservationist, you’ll be surprised, given our total lack of commitment to the bird, to hear that we discuss the recent decision to keep sage grouse off the endangered species (this is sarcasm, we are actually very excited about the announcement). Then we’ll sweep you right from the sage brush steppes […]

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Sun River Watershed Group seeks Coordinator

The Sun River Watershed Group (SRWG) is seeking an independent contractor to coordinate watershed projects within the Sun River watershed in north-central Montana. This will require an energetic, friendly, creative individual with proven project management and coordination skills and a strong commitment to watershed health and restoration. To Apply: Provide a cover letter expressing your interest […]

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The Montana Conservationist, September 16

Many of you are standing in the rain in Ennis today on the Montana Range Tour, but for those sitting cozily in the office (or at home by the fire, no judgement), come on a journey into the world of The Montana Conservationist! We’ll start by hearing from USDA about a new initiative to help transitioning […]

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A Word About Conservation District Funding

Harold Blattie, from the Montana Association of Counties, recently pointed out that our website had incorrect information about the way districts were funded. We had previously stated that CDs could levy up to 1.5 mills. However, as Harold pointed out, that limit was changed to floating mills in 2001. Here is Harold’s explanation of how […]

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