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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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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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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406 Rangelands and Livestock Forum

Break that cabin fever; gather together and learn from the best! The Montana Rangelands Resource Committee is excited to provide this opportunity to meet and share ideas and information. Learn about Cattlefax, get updates on poisonous and invasive plants, calf mortality, Brucellosis, feral swine, virtual fencing, and the Working Lands Internship Program. Good grazing, drought management, the Carbon Credit Program for Grasslands, and cattle and methane emissions will also be discussed.  Tuesday afternoon is highlighted with a presentation by Karen Budd-Falen and panel discussion on the potential impacts of the “30 x 30” Executive Order. For information on registration or…
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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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Riparian Grazing Workshop

The Conservation District had planned to have a Riparian Grazing Workshop in the Augusta area on July 21.  With the consideration of the Covid-19 virus and the nature of the workshop, specifically the proximity of people to each other during the day, we have opted to postpone the workshop to spring/summer 2021.   If you have questions about this, please let us know at lccd@mt.net or call the CD office at 406-449-5000 ext. 5.
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Range Improvement Loan Program

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) offers a low interest loan program as an incentive for private landowners to do range improvement practices.  Currently the rate is 1.5% and there is a maximum loan amount of $75,000.  Repayment is scheduled for a maximum of 10 years with annual payments. For more information contact Bill Herbolich, DNRC, 406-444-6668, or http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/cardd/conservation-districts/range-improvement-loan-program.  
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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 releases and monitoring Rainfall simulator Montana Wild presentation on Raptors   Please register by August 3, 2018!!!   Directions: Out of Augusta, take Benchmark Road, follow it past Nilan Reservoir (to your right).  At the Y where Benchmark Road takes a left, continue onto Beaver Willow Road.  Scoutana is just before the next Y in the road.  It’s about 15…
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