2017 Spring Board Meeting Wrapup

Thank you to all of you who attended our 2017 Spring Board Meeting in Helena! It was a very successful meeting, and the board made a lot of progress as we work toward revitalizing our organizational structure. Here are some documents from the meeting that you may find useful. Minutes Monday SWCDM_June 12, 2017_Spring Board […]

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2017 Poster Contest Winners

  Finn O’Connor – Garfield County CD Kara Christensen – Eastern Sanders CD Lina Sturman – Lake County CD Kate Parks – Valley County CD

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Lower Musselshell CD Seeks Fuels Reduction Manager

Lower Musselshell Conservation District (LMCD) is looking for a fuel reduction project administrator with knowledge of forestry, fuel reduction for defensible space, fuels and fire behavior.  Must be able to communicate information to landowners, develop plans and administer contracts for cost share program.  Wildland Fire training and experience a plus but not required. Must provide […]

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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, March 24

Dear Readers: One of the Conservation District Administrators called NFTF “calm,” a word that I had not thought of as pertinent to any legislative process, even the first day. The Session is swirling with much uncalmness, a word that I may have just invented because it has that squiggly red line under it as I […]

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News From the Front, March 17

Never trust a dog to watch your food. Saint Patrick The week according to Jeff… Dear Readers: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The green grass will be here at some point in the future, but today is a fun celebration of all things green and of all things Irish.  I thought about commenting on this week’s […]

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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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