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Valley Views

After last year’s deep winter, this season has come as a shock, and many of us are wondering “Where is the snow?” Skiing injuries have been prevalent, and with the lack of powderhound tourism, small mountains have been struggling.  While wetter snows have come to save the spring sea...

Briefs for Feb. 7, 2024

Financial aid offered to CRP land owners News from the USDA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering financial assistance to agricultural producers and private landowners enrolled in its Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to improve the health of their forests. ...

NRCS Conservation funding application deadline is Oct. 27

News from the USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making more than $3 billion in funding available for agricultural producers and forest landowners nationwide to participate in voluntary conservation programs and adopt climate-smart practices in fiscal year 2024. As first announce...

NRCS sets Conservation Program funding application date

News from NRCS - MT  BOZEMAN —The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Conservation Stewardship Program, Regional Conservation Partnership Program, and Wetlands Reserve Easements. To be considered for...

Conservation license required to access most state lands

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Working with the 68th Legislature, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) simplified licensing requirements on state lands as part of Governor Gianforte’s Red Tape Re...

Deadline for LWCF pre-application form is Oct. 2

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is now accepting pre-applications for the 2024 Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant funding cycle. To review the LWCF grant requirements, project eligibilities, and for questions go to the LWCF webp...

Look into FWP’s Habitat Conservation Lease Program 

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is again accepting applications for its Habitat Conservation Lease Program.   A habitat conservation lease is a voluntary, incentive-based agreement between FWP and private landowners in which the landowner...

$500M Available for USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program

News from USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service WASHINGTON — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service today announced the availability of $500 million in funding to advance partner-driven solutions to conservation on agricultural land through the Regional Conservation Partnership Pro...

Scoping begins for northwest MT conservation easement

News from MT FWP KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is initiating public scoping on a potential purchase of a conservation easement in Flathead and Sanders counties. FWP is working with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Green Diamond Resource Company on a potential project to plac...

Conservation Corner Conservation Corner

News from the Lake County Conservation District LAKE COUNTY — In April, Lake County CD packaged and handed out pollinator seed to those of you who signed up to receive some. Good luck with your plantings! If you haven’t received seed, feel free to contact Camryn at We ha...


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