Tags Archives: Conservation

Conservation district hosts Madison Watershed planning meeting

“(The Madison Conservation District) is helping lead the community in a collaborative effort to identify our current, and future, resource concerns,” said Ethan Kunard, water programs manager for the MCD, as he welcomed 35 people to a watershed planning meeting on April 26 in Ennis. “Then we will identify our options.”

Honoring those who care for the land

Madison County conservation districts recognize land stewards

Madison Conservation District talks climate impacts during watershed planning meeting

In January, the Madison Conservation District held the first of six meetings in an effort to get the community involved before preparing a watershed report. The first meeting, led by Ethan Kunard, water programs manager for the Madison Conservation District, focused on water quality and quantity in the Madison Watershed. The second meeting, held March 29, focused on how past, present and future climate conditions affect the watershed.

For the love of conservation

The Madison Valley community has been inundated with young people hoping to make a difference in 2017. Three members with the Big Sky Watershed Corps, an AmeriCorps program that assists Montana’s watershed communities, have taken placements in Ennis as part of an effort to make a difference in local conservation efforts.

Sandru named conservation district supervisor of the year

Sandru was recently selected as Conservation District Supervisor of the Year for the Montana Association of Conservation Districts for his work and collaboration with various ranching and grazing associations, conservation districts and government agencies.

Stewards of the land

Once a year, the Madison Valley Conservation District and the Ruby Valley Conservation District receive nominations for their stewardship awards. This year, the Madison Valley Conservation District selected John and Donna Crumley, McAllister ranchers, as awardees. In the Ruby Valley, Craig and Martha Woodson received the 2016 award. Read on to find out how the Crumleys and Woodsons have made a difference in conserving Madison County as stewards of the land.

2015 MONTANA RANGE TOUR: Taking a resource into the future

Last Wednesday and Thursday, close to 150 people battled Montana’s unpredictable weather with raincoats and sturdy boots for the 2014 Montana Range Tour.