The Montana Conservationist, March 1

This week in TMC:

  • Yesterday President Trump issued an executive order to re-examine the controversial WOTUS rule
  • Want to know when spring is coming? Ask the national Phenology network
  • The Montana Legislature is now on its midway break, and so far 50 new bills have been signed into law…with 500 more to go
  • Montana recognizes Invasive Species Awareness week at a critical time with the recent discovery of invasive mussels in Tiber reservoir
  • The Western Montana Grazing & Ag Conference in Missoula had 170 attendees, despite snowy roads
  • The LA Times reports that as bees disappear, robots may pick up their critical pollinating jobs
  • Congress has introduced a bill to remove the DUNS requirement for farmers & ranchers signing up for conservation with NRCS
  • The Helena Independent Record gives us a roundup of wildlife & natural resource bills so far in the legislature, including “Hunter Pink” and many more
  • And NACD has an excellent post meant to help districts develop successful communication plans

That’s TMC, coming in like a lion on this first day of March: TMC 2017-03-01

Kate Arpin

Kate is the Communications Director for MACD. She manages the website, puts out The Montana Conservationist every other week, and assists conservation districts with technology, websites, and communications.