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2019 Technical Assistance Grants

Fuel Reduction Strategies in Montana

By Katrina Vaitkus In Golden Valley and Musselshell counties, wildfires are a common occurrence. However, as with many areas this year, these counties have seen increased activity. Just a few months ago, the area battled the Bobcat Fire, which grew to over 30,000 acres before it was contained. To reduce wildfire risk and help landowners…… Continue reading →

Providing Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality

By Katrina Vaitkus [caption id="attachment_38359" align="alignleft" width="391"] Montgomery County SWCD, a S.T.A.R. Licensee, held a farm tour in 2019 to a 4-STAR field in which a multi-species cover crop mix was growing. Gundy attended and presented S.T.A.R. to farmers and technical advisors.[/caption] In Champaign County, Illinois, one of the major natural resource issues is water…… Continue reading →

Showcasing Conservation Despite In-Person Tour Restrictions

By Katrina Vaitkus The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has undoubtedly altered the day-to-day practices of conservation districts across the nation; however, conservation does not stop. The Northeast Elko Conservation District in Nevada found an innovative way to keep its annual Shoesole Resource Management Group Tour on the calendar and continue their important outreach work. With a…… Continue reading →

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