Terry Todd is working with NRCS, Southwest Montana Sagebrush Partnership, and Ruby Valley Conservation District to take on conifer encroachment to help reduce wildfires, increase water quantity for stream flows, create a better space for wildlife, and to grow more grass for his 500 cattle.
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Staci Ketchum and Erik Peterson are just two of the landowners in Custer County working to reduce conifer encroachment into rangelands through a locally-led Targeted Implementation Plan.
Vanessa and John Bays are striving to do what's best for the soil and their operation, Highland Harmony Farm in Wilsall, Montana by implementing soil health principles.
Bart and Wendy Morris operate Oxbow Cattle Company just outside Missoula, Montana. They raise all-natural, grass-finished beef on about 5,000 acres of owned and leased land. The company worked with the NRCS through the Agricultural Land Easement and Enviromental Quality Incentives Programs.
Protect Your Investments in the Soil: USDA’s Modernized Lab Data Mart Website Provides User-Friendly, State-of-the-Art Data
The newly updated Lab Data Mart website, also known as the National Cooperative Lab Characterization Database, brings valuable soil data in an interactive map.
Charlie and Sarah DeVoe work with NRCS and Bitter Root Land Trust to preserve wildlife habitats and open space grasslands on their family land.
The Rhones' goals for their land include growing their own food, sharing with neighbors, and inviting Veterans in crisis to their property for healing through support, service, and getting back on the land.
From lush vegetables lining high tunnels, Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes ready for pickup by neighbors, and community workshops, Living Root Farm provides an opportunity for the local community “to come out to see and taste and appreciate local-grown food.”
How one small area of northern Montana is making a huge impact on forest fire prevention.