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Producer Ted Hall using the Nutritional Balance Analyzer Testing Kit, West of Browning. Blackfeet Reservation, MT. August 2012.

Montana Tribal Assistance

NRCS and American Indians share a common interest in conserving and managing the natural resources of our earth.

Serving American Indians

To help meet our goal of providing high quality conservation products and services to American Indian operators, offices are located on each of the seven reservations serving the ten tribes located in Montana. NRCS is committed to providing assistance to American Indian producers and tribes in planning for and managing natural resources.

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) includes provisions that address the unique circumstances and concerns of socially disadvantaged, beginning, limited resource, and veteran farmers and ranchers (“historically underserved producers”). The 2018 Farm Bill provides for voluntary participation, offers incentives, and focuses on equity in accessing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and services.

Rancher works with NRCS employees to do rangeland monitoring.

Tribal Assistance Videos

NRCS has assisted Montana Tribes and Tribal members in finding ways to continue sustainable operations and implement effective conservation practices.