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!
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.
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
|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 email@example.com.
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!
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 land
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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