The Conservation District uses feedback from landowners to do our long range planning. Please take 1-5 minutes to fill out the survey!
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.
Recently I got to spend the day out of the office, going to a training on WordPress in order to re-vamp the District's website. While I am not a fan of summer, this was a beautiful drive from Helena, over Mac Pass and up the Seeley Swan. The West side is even drier than the East side this year it appears. I got to see the newest fire area west of Colorado Gulch--still smoking!!!! The CD will soon be branching into a new arena of social networking. Look for us on Facebook soon!