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Animal Feeding Operation Tour Scheduled for June 19

Ted Nelson
406-322-5359, ext. 109



Bozeman, Mont, June 5, 2012 - A June 19 tour in Stillwater County will showcase two livestock corral sites that have been moved away from the Stillwater River and restored. Working with livestock operators to improve waste management has been a priority for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Stillwater Conservation District.

“The owners of livestock operations have become the leaders in this water quality effort,” said , NRCS district conservationist for Stillwater County. “We have helped out with technical and financial assistance in some cases, but it really has been the operators themselves who have taken on the livestock waste management issue.”

The tour will begin at 10 a.m. on June 19. Participants will meet at Jeffrey’s Landing Fishing Access Site, two miles north of Absarokee off Highway 78. There is no cost to attend the tour. It will conclude at noon.

Two watersheds in Stillwater County, Rosebud Creek and Limestone Creek, are part of a new NRCS water quality initiative to improve impaired waterways across the country. Interested landowners in these watersheds can apply for NRCS financial assistance by June 15.

For more information about the tour, contact Nelson at 322-5359, extension 109. 


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