The Conservation District uses feedback from landowners to do our long range planning. Please take 1-5 minutes to fill out the survey!
The Broadwater Conservation District and the Lewis & Clark Conservation District are co-hosting a great workshop today without health specialist Jay Fuhrer from the NRCS in North Dakota. Great turnout, on a cool misty day!!!
We're taking registrations for Soil Health Day through 4 p.m. today! If you want to come, give me a call ASAP! Soil Health Flyer-091715-DT
The next regular meeting of the Lewis & Clark Conservation District will take place at 9:30 a.m. on September 10, 2015 at Lambkin's Restaurant, 460 Main Street, Lincoln MT. You can find the Agenda and August Meeting Minutes here. All CD meetings are open to the public. In addition, I'd like to remind people of the Soil Health Day event. RSVP by September 14th!
The Conservation District was well-represented at Saturday's Lake Helena Watershed Festival at Women's Park in Helena. Jeff Ryan, Supervisor, had a table showing off his willow soil lifts. Chris Evans, CD Administrator, ran the Rolling Rivers Trailer for the day. Fortunately the rain overnight and snow in the hills helped clear out the smoke for the day. It was a cool day, with very clear air and we had a nice turnout for the Festival!
Registrations are beginning to come in for the Broadwater/Lewis & Clark CD's Soil Health day which is coming up on September 17. Registration and payment are required due to limited space. Please contact us by September 14!
Join the Broadwater Conservation District and Lewis & Clark Conservation District for a full-day seminar and tour highlighting Soil Health and Cover Cropping! Beginning at 8:30 with registration, the morning will be largely informational with a fantastic speaker from NRCS in North Dakota, and a presentation on some cover crops done in Lewis & Clark County by local producer, Tim Dusenberry. After a pulled pork sandwich lunch, we'll board the bus with tour stops at Bruce Seed Farm, a stop and a Townsend area cover crop and back to the Staubach to look at their operation. Seating is limited, so please…
The August Board meeting will take place on August 13, 2015 at the old Dearborn School, now the Dearborn Community Center, on Highway 434 north and west of Wolf Creek Montana. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Find the agenda and the minutes from the July board meeting and Local Work Group at the highlighted links. The public is always welcome to attend Conservation District meetings.
Covering topics from upcoming workshops to the latest on the Prickly Pear Stream project, and a lot of other great information, the Summer edition of the Explorer, is ready for you to view!
Lewis and Clark CD's Board of Supervisors is trying a pilot project to help landowners pay for a number of types of projects. The Board allocated $7500 for the year, up to $2500 per project or 50% whichever comes first. Applications are available here. Please note that some activities will require professional design/planning, such as stream work, including bridges/culverts. Any work done in or near a perennial stream will also require a 310 permit from the Conservation District. Approved practices will be reimbursed at 50% of a project bid or $2500, whichever comes first, or using the NRCS 2015 Cost…
CD Supervisor, Jeff Ryan, was featured recently in an article in the Helena Independent Record for a willow lift project that he helped to install on Little Prickly Pear Creek. See more about the project here. Jeff has now assisted with a number of these projects across the state. Another recent project that the Conservation District was involved in was the Prickly Pear project. That project was a joint project with a lot of partners. Information on that project can be found here.