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Earth Day Confessions of a Soil Health Geek

We are all connected to the soil. Without it, life as we know it would not exist. We can actually build our soils—make them more productive, profitable and resilient to weather extremes like drought. And that’s good news for all of us on Earth Day 2015.

Lewis and Clark Fuel Break Partnership Wins Two Chiefs’ Partnership Award

The Lewis and Clark Fuel Break Partnership formed to address fire risk and potential post-fire issues on private lands. That proactive and collaborative action was recognized with a 2014 Two Chiefs’ Partnership award.

Declines in Montana Streamflow Forecasts

Mountain locations which provide water in the form of snowmelt during the spring haven’t seen normal snowfall in the last two months, and during March Montana experienced declines of 11 to 35 percent.

Montana NRCS Conservation Update Spring 2015

The new NRCS state conservationist in Montana has been selected and will begin in May 2015. Read about this and other topics such as the Farm Bill, program activities, education and information campaigns, and current conservation issues, in the Spring 2015 issue of the newsletter.

NRCS to Provide $332 Million for Ag Easements

NRCS is accepting ACEP applications to help productive farm and ranch lands remain in agriculture and to protect the nation's critical wetlands and grasslands, home to diverse wildlife and plants. Applications submitted by May 15, 2015 will be considered for fiscal year 2015 funding.

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