August Regular Board meeting and Lincoln Area Work Group

The next regular meeting of the Lewis and Clark Conservation District will be August 11, 2022 and will begin at 9:30 am. It will be held in the large room at Lambkins Restaurant in Lincoln Montana. It will be followed by the Lincoln Area Local Work Group at 12:30 pm. All members of the public are welcome to attend the Conservation District meetings. This meeting will be in-person. There was no quorum for the July 14th meeting, so there are no minutes to attach. Meeting Packet Part 1-agenda and reports Meeting Packet Part 2-Stream Permits Lincoln Local Work Group Agenda
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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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More on Willow Soil Lifts for stream and river restoration

If you've read much in our newsletters in the past few years, or follow the CD at all, you know how much we do with stream restoration.   A recent storymap for the Musselshell River Bank Restoration highlights some really important work in another part of the state.  This project, near Two Dot, was featured in a previous post and some of our CD people helped out in support of the project.  Take a look and enjoy!A Guide to Riverbank Restoration Using Willow Soil Lifts Stay tuned to LCCD, because we will soon be helping out on 2 new projects on…
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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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July 8, 2021 Board meeting

The next regular meeting of the Lewis and Clark Conservation District Board of Supervisors will be 8:30 am on July 8, 2021 and will be at the Dearborn Community Center, 5585 Highway 434, outside of Wolf Creek Montana.  Given this meeting location, we will be unable to do a virtual component to the meeting, so please come and see us!  All meetings of the Conservation District are open to the public.  If you have not yet had your vaccinations for Covid-19, we ask that you wear a mask if you join us for the meeting.  Masks will be available for…
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Riparian Management Workshop

This workshop, sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Conservation District, and partially funded by a grant from the MACD Programs, will be held on September 14th and will begin at 8:30 am.  We'll start the day at the Augusta Youth Center, next door to the Augusta Senior Center, for the morning portion and lunch provided by the Buckhorn Bar.   The afternoon will be in the field at a landowner's property on Elk Creek. Lunch choices are Burgers or Chicken.  We're asking a $5 fee to help cover the lunch costs since the grant doesn't cover that part.  Topics to be…
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2021 Montana Youth Range Camp

Campers will be introduced to 25 of Montana’s important range plants—grasses, forbs, and shrubs—and will learn about the interaction of soils, water, plants, wildlife, and livestock on the range. The camp provides an excellent opportunity for youth of varying backgrounds to become more aware of the value and potential of Montana’s rangeland. This well organized, balanced, and educational program brings together range professionals and interested students to learn in the great outdoors. Evening programs and activities allow campers an opportunity to meet new friends and develop lasting friendships. Camp registration fee is $225 which includes meals, lodging and supplies. Awards…
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Do you want to do a project?

Do you have an erosion issue? Or a culvert that needs to be replaced? Or do you need some fencing changes to improve your grazing rotation? If you're a landowner in Lewis & Clark County, and you have a project that you'd like to complete that has natural resource benefits, consider signing up for the Conservation District's Cost Share Program! We've had applications for irrigation improvements, planting projects, culvert repairs/replacements and more over the last few years. This is a small program, so is very competitive and the limit is $2500 for a 50/50 project (so up to $5000 for…
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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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