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  • Warm Weather And Lack Of Precipitation Results In A Slow Start To Winter

    Natural Resources Conservation Service, For the Courier|Jan 17, 2024

    “Warm temperatures and lack of precipitation over the last couple months have resulted in a bleak start to the seasonal snowpack in Montana and northern Wyoming river basins,” said USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Water Supply Specialist Eric Larson. Water year 2024 began with a mid-October snowstorm that brought about two to five inches of precipitation to part of northern Wyoming and southern Montana. Totals from that storm were less across the rest of Montana, particularly in the northwest where river basins such as the...

  • NRCS Sets Conservation Program Funding Application Date For Oct. 27

    Natural Resources Conservation Service, For the Courier|Sep 27, 2023

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), and Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE). To be considered for funding in the current cycle, producers and landowners should apply by Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. “NRCS provides funding and technical assistance to help farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners implement conservation practices that improve their e...