The Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) is offering another year of Irrigation Water Management (IWM) Service in conjunction with the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP.) It is an open enrollment, but no refunds will be given after June 15th.
IWM is the practice of monitoring and managing the rate, volume, and timing of water application according to the seasonal crop needs, giving consideration to the soil intake and water holding capacities. Irrigation Water Management will help irrigators determine the effectiveness of irrigation practices, make good water management decisions, and justify making irrigation adjustment in existing systems.
Gallatin Conservation Partnership
SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, April 2
6:00 - 7:30 pm at Gallatin Conservation District
120 S 5th St, Suite B104, Manhattan
Come learn about a new program in the Gallatin Valley, recently awarded $3.8M from the Natural Resource Conservation Service for conservation easements and stream improvement projects on agricultural land.
We are pleased to welcome Dave Scott, Livestock and Grazing Specialist with NCAT of Butte. Dave will present on the basis and benefits of providing rest for your pastures through managed grazing plans and plant assessments, with an emphasis on methods for low water conditions. It will be held in the Basement Conference room of the First Madison Valley Bank from 12- 2 PM. This workshop is $5 and includes lunch. Please RSVP by noon, Friday, April 2 by calling the MCD Office at 682-3181 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Meals cannot be guaranteed if you RSVP after this date.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 12-18 by thanking and honoring its Earth Team volunteers for their service to conservation.
Earth Team is the agency’s volunteer workforce. In fiscal year 2014, more than 25,000 people across the country donated 318,530 hours of service to NRCS worth about $7.2 million. In Montana, 30 volunteers donated 1,830 hours of service.
Landowners and entities interested in using conservation easements to address natural resource concerns can submit applications at any time to a USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service office. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2015 to be considered for fiscal year 2015 ACEP funding. Though signup is continuous, funding selections are made at specific times during the fiscal year.