Category: In the News

Madison River Migration Maps Released

Communities throughout Montana face unique challenges when living near rivers. The historic floods of 2011 are a good reminder of the need for a better understanding of the power of rivers and how they can change. The fundamental concept of Channel Migration Mapping is to identify the area that a stream is expected to occupy …

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Our Streams Improve With Your Help

The MCD and partners are working to complete a multi-landowner project on Jack Creek in March and April 2018.  Join us to harvest the most important ingredient for the project:  willows.  Volunteers are welcome to meet at 8:15 AM on March 31st at the McAllister Inn parking lot in McAllister to help complete this crucial …

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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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