The Montana Conservationist February 21

Greetings, conservationists! Here’s hoping your pipes aren’t frozen, and the snow stops blowing long enough for you to catch up on this week’s conservation news: In case you missed it, Montana has had a particularly severe winter. Weather.com writes in to acknowledge that, and provide an excuse (jet streams, blah, blah). I’ll leave it up […]

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The Montana Conservationist February 6

Greetings, readers! This week in The Montana Conservationist: In Bozeman, the Farmers Canal Company will be working with the Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology to study seepage out of the canal as it runs through the city. After a landowner reported seeing a feral hog in NE Montana, an airborne search has found no […]

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The Montana Conservationist January 23

Greetings readers! Did you spend the entire government shutdown just wondering when you could get to your email and read the Montana Conservationist? Well good news, it’s here. This week: The government shut down. And then reopened. The Missoulian has a preview of the Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference, which is later this week. […]

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The Montana Conservationist January 9

Greetings readers! I hope the new year finds you well, and anticipating the first edition of TMC for 2018. I can already tell that it’s going to be a great year for conservation. Here’s what’s up today: USDA reports that Montana’s snowpack is currently the best in the west. Fingers crossed the snow gods keep […]

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The Montana Conservationist, December 22

Hello everyone! Coming to you from the live action snowglobe of Northwest Montana, it’s the last TMC of 2017! As you’re gathering with your family over the holidays, here are some conservation nuggets for you to chew on (almost as good as Grandma’s ginger snaps): SWCDM has added a new feature to our Montana Conservation […]

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TMC, December 7

Greetings, readers! It’s Thursday, and it’s December, and it’s time for The Montana Conservationist. This issue: The project that started it all (in 310 world, that is) has finally been completed. After 40 years and $1.6 million (in restoration) Big Spring Creek in Lewistown has been restored to its original meandering channel. Intermountain West Joint […]

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TMC November 9

Greetings TMC readers! This week we have some juicy cuts of natural resource news for you: Governor Bullock has called a special session for next week to fix the state’s budget woes A new study shows limited soil compaction after winter grazing, which is encouraging for crop farmers who have been thinking about integrating livestock […]

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TMC, October 25

Greetings readers! On this October day, we’ve got a great issue of TMC ready for you. So fall into like you would into a pile of leaves: Officials are reporting that there are no new signs of invasive mussels or their larvae in Montana waterbodies, which is a pretty good sign that diligence and check […]

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TMC October 12, 2017

Greetings, dear readers! This week in The Montana Conservationist: We are very sad to report that Lisa Coverdale, the NRCS State Conservationist, has announced her retirement (effective October 31). We will miss you, Lisa! If the fall weather has you dreaming of cozying up to the fireplace with a blanket and a good book, we’ve […]

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The Montana Conservationist September 28

This week’s Montana Conservationist is coming to you from the Montana Nonprofit Association conference in Missoula, where we’re learning all kinds of great things to improve our workplace and organizational efficiency. You can learn great things too, by reading TMC this week: We’re very proud to announce that Ron Talcott, a supervisor from Powder River […]

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