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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August 13, 2020 Board Meeting

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and increased numbers in the county,  the Lewis & Clark Conservation District will again have their board meeting in virtual format in August. The meeting will be held via Zoom on August 13 at 1 pm.  All meetings of the Conservation District are open to the public.  If you prefer to call in to the meeting, any of the phone numbers liste will work. Meeting packet Agenda-Updated July meeting minutes August meeting notice Meeting information is: Chris Evans lccd@mt.net is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: August 13, 2020 Board Meeting, Lewis…
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LCCD is Hiring a Conservation Planner!!!

As part of a grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts, the Lewis and Clark Conservation District is hiring a full-time temporary position as a Conservation Planner.   While working for the CD, this employee will be expected to: Collaborate with local conservation partners including government agencies, non-profit organizations and private agricultural landowners. Provide outreach and education to local agricultural landowners regarding integrated weed management, grassland enhancement and restoration, riparian grazing, stream corridor health, forestry and financial assistance opportunities. Work cooperatively with personnel at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in the Helena Field Office to develop site-specific conservation plans…
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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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July Conservation District Board meeting and Local Work Group meeting

The next regular meeting of the Lewis & Clark Conservation District Board will be Thursday July 11, 2019 at the Helena Field Office, 790 Colleen Street, Helena MT.  The meeting will begin at 8:30 am.   Following the regular meeting, the Conservation District will convene the Lewis & Clark County Local Work Group to discuss long range planning for NRCS funding in the county.  That meeting will begin at 10:30 am. June meeting minutes July Meeting notice/agenda Local Work Group notice  
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April Board Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Lewis & Clark Conservation District will be April 11, 2019 and will take place in the USDA Service Center Conference Room, 790 Colleen Street, Helena MT 59601.  All meetings of the Conservation District are open to the public. March meeting minutes April agenda In May the CD is co-hosting natural resource planning meetings across Lewis & Clark County along with the NRCS staff from the Helena Field Office. These meetings will be very important for agricultural landowners in the county who hope to utilize EQIP funds from NRCS in coming years, since they are…
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Montana Focused Conservation-A District Perspective

            Montana Focused Conservation; the newest buzzword, along with “moving the needle”, “random acts of conservation”, “targeted investment”, coming to a Field Office near you in Montana.             The CD has been working hard to determine how this will affect our traditional customers, agricultural landowners.  The biggest change is that even though landowners will still be able to submit applications for EQIP, funds will only be available in a county under that program in targeted or focused fund pools.  The so-called “shotgun” approach will no longer be used.             For example, let’s say that you as a landowner would like…
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