Author Archives: The Madisonian

Commissioners and planning board listen to public comments on setbacks

Nearly 250 people turned out Monday night to share their thoughts with Madison County Commissioners and the Madison County Planning Board about the most recent streamside setback proposal. The meeting lasted more than three hours and featured public comment both in support of streamside setbacks and against them. Many comments were focused on the specifics […]

Restoring wetlands garners national attention for a local ranch

The general thought among ranchers used to be that draining wetlands made them more productive for grazing. But times have changed and science has changed. It turns out that wetlands can provide an elevated water table, which in turn can make adjacent rangeland more productive for grazing, while providing important wildlife habitat. If you need […]