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USDA Investing Millions in Wildfire Mitigation and Water Quality Projects

The USDA will invest nearly $32 million this year to mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and restore healthy forest ecosystems in 24 states and Puerto Rico. More than $690,000 of that funding will support the Capital 360 forestry project in Montana.

Off to a Good Start this Winter, Montana Snowpack Currently the Best in the West

The snowpack across most of the western U.S. isn’t looking good in most states, but it’s a different story in the state of Montana, according to snowpack data collected by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Protecting Agriculture in the Flint Creek Valley

The more than 5,000-acre Open Cross Ranch near Hall has been protected by an Agricultural Land Easement in partnership with the Five Valleys Land Trust. The three generations of the Skaw family currently living and working on the ranch can do so for generations to come.

2017 Sage Grouse Initiative Report Available

In FY 2017, Montana NRCS obligated 35 new EQIP contracts, totaling $5 million. Grazing management continues to be the foundation practice in Montana as we partner with ranchers to improve the health of rangelands to benefit both their bottom line and the habitat wildlife depend on.

Soil Health Workshops Across Montana in January

Russell Nemetz talked with Garrett Larson, NRCS District Conservationist in the Columbus field office, about an upcoming series of soil health workshops. The workshops will be held across the state January 16-19, 2018.

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