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Charles M. Russell NWR Community Working Group 2016 Year in Review

We had a productive and informative year with the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge Community Working Group. Please follow the link below to read a summary of the group’s activities and accomplishments in 2016. Read the CMR CWG Year in Review Here!

Aquatic Invasive Mussels: Governor Declares Statewide Natural Resource Emergency

For more information and updates visit: http://musselresponse.mt.gov/ http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/cardd/MISAC/zebra-and-quagga-mussel-faqs-and-fact-sheet Via the Montana Mussel Response website (musselresponse.mt.gov): “Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order November 30, 2016 declaring a statewide natural resource emergency for Montana water bodies due to the detection of invasive aquatic mussel larvae. The State of Montana’s Mussel Response Team was formed to rapidly assessContinue Reading

The River Journal for December 2016

Read the latest edition of MRCDC’s newsletter The River Journal here.

Conservation Menu: Rangeland Conservation Programs in Montana

A product of the Charles M. Russell Community Working Group, the Conservation Menu is a voluntary, non-regulatory, and incentive based guide to choosing conservation programs. This menu was created to provide landowners with a list of conservation programs provided through federal, state, local, and private sources to help meet management and conservation needs on their land.Continue Reading

Jan. 5th, 2017: MRCDC Quarterly Meeting & Milk River Watershed Alliance Mtg.

MRCDC’s first quarterly meeting of 2017 will be held January 5th at the Duck Inn in Havre from 3:00PM – 6:00PM. Topics discussed will be upcoming legislative action, as well as trips to Washington DC and Denver. Dinner will be on your own. The quarterly meeting will follow the Milk River Watershed Alliance meeting, whichContinue Reading

Ranching for Rivers Video

MRCDC and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM) has been working with ranchers along the Missouri River corridor to showcase the importance of managed riparian grazing and how this can benefit water quality, livestock production, and riparian health. This is accomplished through off-site water development, riparian fencing, and grazing management plans. TheContinue Reading

MRCDC Annual Report Available

The Annual Report for MRCDC for the 2015-2016 FY is now available. Access the pdf file here or contact Rachel for a printed copy.

US Army Corp of Engineers 2016 Missouri River Water Management Fall Operations Meetings

When:  Friday, Oct. 7 – Start time: 10 a.m. (MDT) Where:  Fort Peck Interpretative Center, Lower Yellowstone Rd., Fort Peck, MT Press release with meeting information

Facilitation and Meeting Management Workshop

Ever felt like you were herding cats at a CD meeting? Want to make those meetings a more valuable investment of time for everyone? Join us for a hands-on, interactive workshop on facilitation and meeting management by Dan Clark and the Local Government Center at MSU. The workshop will focus on: Effective meeting management FosteringContinue Reading

Ranching for Rivers Program highlighted in The Montana Conservationist

The Ranching for Rivers program, a joint effort between MRCDC and Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, was highlighted in a recent article in the Montana Conservationist. The article highlights Richland County Supervisor, Dick Iverson and his wife Connie, and a fencing project conducted on their land to preserve cottonwoods and enable better managementContinue Reading

Missouri River Conservation
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