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The Montana Conservationist March 15

This week in the Montana Conservationist:

  • We’re very proud that Jeff Tiberi and the Broadwater Conservation District have been recognized by MWCC for their outstanding contributions to Watershed Stewardship.
  • NRCS’s monthly Snow Report is good news for spring flows, as a (ultra) snowy February boosted snowpack to normal across the state.
  • Jane Mangold reports on the cheatgrass-fighting bacteria now on the market, and the need for research into its effectiveness (project idea, anyone?).
  • NRCS has published a list of nine principles it hopes will help guide the 2018 Farm Bill.
  • And eDNA, a relatively cheap technology, can identify the creatures in a water body from just a splash of water. YaleEnvironment360 reports on the many uses of this amazing technology.
  • After hundreds of snow geese died on Berkeley Pit this fall, Atlantic Richfield & Co are planning to bring out the big guns to keep birds off in the future. And by big guns, we mean canons.
  • And NRCS sends us an inspiring post on how one Connecticut farmer is tending to soil health in his high tunnel.

Read this week’s TMC (assuming, of course, that you’ve made it this far through the Ides of March): TMC 2017-03-15

Kate Arpin

Kate is the Communications Director for MACD. She manages the website, puts out The Montana Conservationist every other week, and assists conservation districts with technology, websites, and communications.

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