Category: In the News

Big Sky Watershed Corps Member Joins MCD

The Madison Conservation District sure feels lucky these days.  Not only do we have a reorganized office space, but we also have a friendly new face who has joined us as part of the Big Sky Watershed Corps program. Madeline Pruszenski started off her 2017 year as our BSWC Member, assisting Ethan Kunard over the …

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Resolutions for Your Ranch

We’ve had our holiday celebrations and parties, and maybe more than our typical share of decadence. The overindulgence is coincidentally paired with the passing of the solstice, providing us a chance to exhale and see that we’ve turned an important corner. The days are slowly getting longer and we face the prospects of a clean …

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The Principles of Improved Grazing

Dan Durham, NRCS District Conservationist Last week local land managers had the opportunity to hear grazing expert Jim Gerrish speak about ways to improve their soil and financial bottom line through improved grazing management.  Mr. Gerrish has an extensive background in agricultural research as well as decades of hands-on experience with his own ranching endeavors. …

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Estate Planning Workshop Nov 2

The first of the 2016-17 Winter Workshop series will start off with an outstanding presentation on a important, but not often discussed topic: Estate Planning.  Through her many years of work on this subject, Dr. Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Economics Specialist, has developed a fascinating and complete presentation on how estate planning can go awry when …

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Pollinator Workshop May 11

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Casey Delphia with Montana State University, as she presents on the importance of native bees as pollinators, the different types of native bees found in Montana and their biology, and practices to encourage native bees in our landscapes. Join us at 6 PM, Wednesday, May 11th at Ennis Elementary …

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2016 CD Stewardship Award Winners Announced

Abigail Dennis The Madisonian editor@madisoniannews.com Once a year, the Madison Valley Conservation District and the Ruby Valley Conservation District receive nominations for their stewardship awards. This year, the Madison Valley Conservation District selected John and Donna Crumley, McAllister ranchers, as awardees. In the Ruby Valley, Craig and Martha Woodson received the 2016 award. Read on …

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2016 CD Banquet April 16th

It’s our favorite event of the year and we hope you mark your calendar for the celebration! The annual Ruby Valley and Madison Conservation District Banquet will be held April 16th at the Virginia City Elks Lodge, featuring a great line up of activities for the evening.  This community gathering takes time to share a great …

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