Calendar

Sep
17
Thu
Soil Health Day @ Staubach Ranch
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join the Broadwater Conservation District and Lewis & Clark Conservation District for a full-day seminar and tour highlighting Soil Health and Cover Cropping!  Beginning at 8:30 with registration, the morning will be largely informational with a fantastic speaker from NRCS in North Dakota, and a presentation on some cover crops done in Lewis & Clark County by local producer, Tim Dusenberry.  After a pulled pork sandwich lunch, we’ll board the bus with tour stops at Bruce Seed Farm, a stop and a Townsend area cover crop and back to the Staubach to look at their operation.

Seating is limited, so please call or email by September 14 to secure a spot!

Informational Flyer

May
20
Fri
East Valley Middle School-Flood Awareness Day @ East Valley Middle School
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

The Conservation District is hosting the 9th annual Flood Awareness Day in East Helena for the 6th grade students.  8 Stations ranging from watershed discussions, to weeds, and sandbagging will be in review for all the students.  Agencies from around the area participate in presenting information to the students.

Nov
5
Sat
Small Landowner Workshop @ 4-H Building:Lewis & Clark County Fiargrounds
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:15 pm

Calling all Small Acreage Landowners

Registration is Limited

The Lewis & Clark Conservation District and the NRCS are co-hosting a small acreage workshop for all interested landowners

Schedule

10:00 a.m. Registration
10:15 a.m. Soil Health Test Learn why it is beneficial to test your soil health.  Having this information will help you to better assess what your soils needs are for the best production.
Slake Test This test determines the stability of your soil under various weather conditions.  This is important when determining what kind of crop you want to plant.
Rainfall Simulation See how rainfall absorption is affected by vegetation!
12:30 p.m. Lunch (Provided)  
Discussion about individual soil Maps **When you pre-register we need your property address information so we can pull these soil maps to have prepared for you for discussion.**
1:00 p.m. Grazing Really understand why grazing is important but also the effects that can come from over-grazing and how to prevent it from happening.
Plant Health This discussion will focus on how to protect your plants from diseases through the use of natural systems and biological solutions.
2:00 p.m. Well Testing Learn not only why it is important to test your well but what to test for in Lewis & Clark County and also how to properly collect a viable well sample.
Well Maintenance Wells are susceptible to all kinds of things that can weaken or contaminate your water.  Learn what signs to look for, how to prevent, and what steps need to be taken.
2:30 p.m. Pollinators What makes our world go round here in Lewis & Clark County.  How you can help our pollinators.
Native Seeding Come find out what plants our best for your environment.

Seating is limited so to register for this workshop, contact the CD office at 449-5000 ext. 112 or via email at lccd@mt.net.

Payment can be made via check or PayPal but must be made in advance.

***In order to have materials prepared, we will need your property address information in advance.  If you register online, please contact the CD office anyway to get that information to us.

 

Register by Friday October 28 to reserve your spot!

 


Registration
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Jan
19
Thu
Rescheduled! January 2017 Board Meeting @ USDA Service Center Conference Room
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm

January 2017 meeting notice

January 2017 Special meeting notice  The Special meeting will still take place January 12, 2017 at 9 a.m.

December 2016 Board meeting minutes

Feb
2
Thu
Cheatgrass Management Workshop @ Valley Community Center
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Lewis and Clark Conservation District and the Lewis and Clark County Weed District are co-hosting a seminar on the management of “cheatgrass” on forage and range/pasture land.  Lunch will be provided. 

Six RE-CERTIFICATION CREDITS WILL BE OFFERED FOR PRIVATE, COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT APPLICATORS.

DATE:  FEBRUARY 2, 2017

TIME: 9:00 AM TO 3:30 PM

LOCATION: Helena Valley Community Center, 3553 Tizer Road, Helena MT 59602

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: JANUARY 26, 2017

COST : $15 PER PERSON

TOPICS will include:

  • Management of cheatgrass on crop/hay landno standard photo
  • Management of cheatgrass on range/pasture
  • Management of water and herbicides
  • Management Opportunity – Soil Inoculation for cheatgrass

SPEAKERS will include:

  • Jane Mangold – MSU – Rangeland
  • Susan Tallman—NRCS– Forage
  • Cecil Tharp – Water Quality and Herbicides – MSU
  • Cheryl Swartzkopf— Soil Inoculant – Weed Suppressive Bacteria

AGENDA:

9:00 to 9:30 am – Registration and/or Check-in, coffee/tea/donuts

MODERATOR—Lewis and Clark Conservation District Supervisor

WELCOME – Lewis and Clark County Commissioner – Susan Good Geise – Chairperson

9:30 to 10:30 am – Management of Cheatgrass – Native and Introduced Grass Lands

10:30 to 11:30 am – Management of Cheatgrass – Forage Land

11:30 to 12:15 pm – Water Quality and Herbicide Performance

12:15 to 12:45 pm – Lunch

12:45 to 1:45pm – Weed Suppressive Bacteria – Management Opportunity!

1:45 to 2:00 pm – BREAK

2:00 to 3:00 pm – Weed Suppressive Bacteria Continued

3:00 – Questions and Answers
To register, contact the CD office at 406-449-5000 ext. 112, or email lccd@mt.net.  We will accept credit cards, or you may use PayPal, or you can send a check with registration information (# attending, contact phone number or email) to Lewis & Clark Conservation District, 790 Colleen Street, Helena MT 59601.  The cost is $15/person.  

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

Feb
9
Thu
February 2017 Board Meeting @ USDA Service Center Conference Room
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Notice/Agenda for February 9, 2017 Board meeting

Meeting Minutes from January 19, 2017 Board meeting

Mar
16
Thu
March 2017 Board Meeting @ USDA Service Center Conference Room
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm
Apr
13
Thu
April 2017 Board Meeting @ USDA Service Center Conference Room
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm
May
11
Thu
May 2017 Board Meeting @ Augusta Youth Center
May 11 @ 1:00 pm
Jun
8
Thu
June 2017 Board Meeting @ Dearborn Community Center
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am