February's TMC features Flathead CD's Krause Creek Project and the 2022 Envirothon. As always, this TMC features upcoming events and funding, job opportunities, and much more
Greetings, readers! This week in The Montana Conservationist:
- Louis Wertz of the Western Landowners Alliance wrote a great op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune about the trouble with ranchettes. They may seem like the perfect lifestyle, but in reality the fragmented development is a nightmare for the landscape.
- The Flathead Beacon writes about how the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the national food supply chain, creating opportunities for local agriculture.
- IMWJ writes about the truly inspiring collaborative conservation happening in the Big Hole Valley.
- Montana’s senators write in to discuss efforts to get the CSKT water compact passed in Washington.
- A new study looks at how two crop residue management practices – no-till and prescribed fire – affect nutrients and microbes in the soil.
- No Till Farmer has good piece on the interconnectedness of soil organic matter and soil water storage.
- And in a piece from Phys.org, a practice that seems great on the surface (planting trees to store carbon!) actually does the opposite of good.
Plus, we have information on resources for COVID-19 relief for businesses and nonprofits, new jobs, and opportunities in abundance! It’s summertime, and there’s more good info here than mosquito bites on my legs (and that’s a lot). Read it all here: TMC 2020-07-14