Lewis & Clark Conservation District

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Fall Photo Contest

I know that right now it looks more like winter out there than autumn, but the Lewis and Clark CD is hosting a fall photo contest!  We’ll probably be doing this several times a year, so keep your eyes peeled!…

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Save the Bees!

This morning at the CD office, we were busy bagging up the pollinator seed that we recently got as part of an Area 6 effort.  Our two new employees, Andrew Kretschmer and Connor Mertz, were busy scooping and bagging and…

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Pollinator Initiative

As part of the Area 6 Conservation Districts (mostly south west Montana), the Lewis & Clark Conservation District is participating in a Pollinator Effort.   We have free pollinator seed (with a few strings attached and a few limits) that landowners…

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Montana Youth Range Camp

Montana Youth Range Camp will be hosted by the Lewis & Clark Conservation District in 2020.  The camp will be held on the beautiful Dearborn River at the C Bar N Mission, August 3-6. Students aged 11-17 will be introduced…

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From Flooding to Fire

It seems to be a typical transition anymore at the Conservation District.  My desk is a mountain of paperwork responding to spring/summer flooding–some even from last year! And now the hills are alive with the crackling of wildfires! Post fire…

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Lewis & Clark County Day on the Range

Please join the NRCS and the Lewis and Clark Conservation District for a Day on the Range on August 14, 2018.  It runs from 10-3 and the cost will be $10/person to help cover lunch. Range Monitoring Invasive Species insect…

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Cheatgrass Management Seminar-2017

The Lewis and Clark Conservation District and the Lewis and Clark County Weed District are co-hosting a seminar on the management of “cheatgrass” on forage and range/pasture land.  Lunch will be provided.  Six  RE-CERTIFICATION CREDITS WILL BE OFFERED FOR PRIVATE,…

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Tree Ordering Time!!!!

  Fall brings with it the time to order trees for spring planting!  Lewis & Clark Conservation District used to have a program that they ran via a nursery in North Dakota, but after a few years of bad experiences,…

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Next Year’s Production

It’s never too late to think about next year’s production.  The Conservation District works very closely with NRCS and they always have programs to help you reach your goals.  NRCS currently offers a High Tunnel System program to assist producers. What is…

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Encouraging Pollinators

One of the best things that we as land managers–big and small acreages!–can do to increase the health of our pollinators such as honey bees, is to plant species that they utilize and survive on.  The Natural Resource Conservation Service…

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