Annual Report for 2021

The 2021 Annual Report for the Lewis & Clark Conservation District is out and ready for viewing.  Learn about the kinds of projects the CD worked on and our programs!  You can also see a list of our sponsors on page 4 of the report, as well as a listing of the staff and board members. We thank all of our sponsors for their support, and all of the landowners that we worked with in 2021.
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Autumn 2021 Explorer

The latest issue of the The Explorer is out on electronic form, and should be hitting mailboxes in hardcopy format soon! This issue has information on: the retirement of Supervisor Steve Granzow and appointment of Karl Christians A follow up with links to slide presentations for the Riparian Management Workshop that took place in Augusta in September A testimonial for the Working Lands Internship Conservation District report and Program information New Targeted Implementation Plans for NRCS EQIP funding-with maps! A report on a project that the Conservation District assisted on in Meagher County a few years ago.
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Photo Contest – Spring 2021

Lewis and Clark Conservation District is excited to announce we will be hosting a spring photo contest. The theme is spring green although we encourage all entries that include aspects of the Conservation Districts mission statement such as agriculture, natural resources, education, and community. Rules for submission are listed below. How to submit a photo Remember if you have your account set to private, we may not be able to see your post, if you want to keep that setting enabled consider submitting by email. Facebook – reply to any announcement post or by direct message to the CD’s page.…
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New Landowner Resource Concern Survey

As part of our annual planning operations, the Conservation District has a new survey for landowners to report natural resource concerns to us.   Residents of Lewis and Clark County are asked to take this short survey, giving feedback on new concerns about our natural resources in the county or ongoing concerns.   The Conservation District will utilize the feedback we receive as we look at program development, budgeting,  collaboration with other partner organizations such as the NRCS, and in our planning revisions for our long-range-plan. Please take just a minute or so to fill this out for us!
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Photo Contest – Fall Colors and Conservation

Lewis and Clark Conservation District is excited to announce we will be hosting a fall photo contest. The theme is fall colors although we encourage entries to include aspects of the Conservation District’s mission statement such as agriculture, natural resources, education, and community. Rules for submission are listed in the post so please open the post for more information, please be aware failure to follow the rules will result in removal of submissions and disqualification.  
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New Contact Info

Due to some seemingly impossible-to-fix issues with our email address (lccd@mt.net), we now have a new email address for contacting the Conservation District. Please, for now at least, contact us at chris@lewisandclarkcd.org.   Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience.
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Summer Newsletter

The Summer Issue of the Lewis & Clark Conservation District Newsletter, The Explorer, is out in e-form and will be hitting mailboxes in hard copy form soon! This newsletter has: an update and photos of a recent willow project on a local stream a story re-published from the Montana Outdoors Magazine (with permission) information about the Helena Field Office and how we are operating during the Covid-19 pandemic (hint: Phase 2 reopening!) Tips on improving garden soils a link to the Stream Gage Survey;and new faces in the Helena Field Office
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Federal Shutdown-Office closed-Still Working!

Since the Federal Government shutdown Friday night, the Lewis & Clark Conservation District has temporarily moved operations. We can still be reached on email at lccd@mt.net, you may leave a voice mail at the office phone 4064495000 ext. 112. I am still taking registrations for the Winter Grazing Seminar.  Early Registration ends today at close of business (4 p.m.), at which time, the cost goes to $80. If you're waffling on whether to come or not, please let me know if you're thinking that you might.  Registrations cover meals and that's about it.  The DNRC grant that helps fund the…
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Interesting Phone Calls

In the past few weeks, I've gotten 2 phone calls from individuals with questions about property taxes.  One was from a prospective property buyer, one was from a realtor who was asking questions on behalf of a client.  It seems as though every few years I get a number of these calls, so I thought I'd post about the issue. On property tax bills, especially for homes or other "real" property, there is a line item for Soil and Water Conservation District or other similar description.  This amount varies by property value--as do most tax line items--and is really not…
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