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Upcoming meetings to discuss FWP conservation easements set

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — The public is invited to attend upcoming meetings between Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and private landowners whose land is under conservation easement in northwest Montana. These meetings encompass lands under the following easements: L...

USDA requests public input

News from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking for public input through a Federal Register request for information on implementation of more than $19 billion provided by the Inflation Reduction Act. USDA’s Natura...

$15M invested in climate-smart agriculture, community agriculture, invasive species

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will invest $15 million this year for the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic program. Through CIG, grantees work to address our nation’s water quality, water quantity, air quality, soil health and wildl...

Conservation Program funding application date set

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). To be considered for fundi...

Application available for FWP’s Habitat Conservation Lease Program

HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is accepting applications for its new Habitat Conservation Lease Program. A habitat conservation lease is a voluntary, incentive-based agreement between FWP and private landowners in which the landowner commits to specific land management practices that pr...

USDA invests $14.5M taxpayer education

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in two outreach and education efforts for farmers and ranchers, including those who are new to farming or who have been historically underserved by USDA programs. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is investing $10...

USDA increases funding for partnerships to safeguard, restore wetland ecosystems

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $20 million in fiscal 2023 to help conservation partners nationwide protect and restore critical wetlands through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP). USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Se...

Inflation Reduction deal offers climate change help Inflation Reduction deal offers climate change help

Statement from Frank Szollosi of Montana Wildlife Federation MONTANA — Today we are thrilled with news of a legislative breakthrough that will boost Montana wildlife, fisheries, forests and communities and reduce our carbon emissions 40% by 2030. And by lowering energy costs, we reduce inflation. ...

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