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Grassland Restoration Projects

Ranchers Stewardship Alliance is excited to report the impact of our new habitat restoration projects in Phillips, Blaine and Valley Counties.   To date, we have approved 17 restoration projects affecting 18,143 acres with our partners through our conservation committee.  Of these, 7,512 acres are expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands being converted into functional grazing…
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To move or not to move

We are reposting a blog made by our upcoming ranching for profit workshop instructor, Dave Pratt.  The original can be seen at http://blog.ranchmanagement.com/to-move-or-not-to-move/ Be sure to join us at the Great Northern Lodge room on June 23rd for our seminar series with Dave.  See more here: Upcoming Events / Workshops How do you know when it is…
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Smart Debt

Just a reminder that RSA is holding a series of workshops on June 23rd, featuring Dave Pratt.  Check out our events page for more information. Below is a reposting of a blog Dave published on Smart debt. A lot of people tell me that they want to be “debt free.” They are tired of making…
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Announcing a ranching for profit workshop coming June 23rd

We are reposting a blog made by our upcoming ranching for profit workshop instructor, Dave Pratt.  The original can be seen here: http://blog.ranchmanagement.com/measuring-production-efficiency/ Dave will be teaching 3 sessions in Malta on June 23rd.  Check out our upcoming events page for more info. Pounds per Head or Pounds per Acre: Two side of the Same Paradigm…
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Volunteers flock to the Barthelmess sheep shearing!

Hello! My name is Casey Gallagher, and I am a 2nd term Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) member serving for the Milk River Watershed Alliance in Malta! “BSWC is an AmeriCorps program that assists Montana’s watershed communities to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young professionals.” BSWC members…
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New Opportunity Offers Security for Ranchers and Prairie Birds

The Nature Conservancy has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on an innovative and voluntary program that contributes toward the conservation of greater sage-grouse and four declining grassland songbird species on ranching and agricultural lands.  The goal of the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) is to maintain and enhance habitats for…
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Personal Waterhole

Who said animals are not smart?   This bull was tired of waiting for me to cut the ice in the reservoir waterhole.   He created his own drinking spot in a large puddle from the thaw.  It is actually thicker than it looks.   I have seen these holes before and knew that cows would stand…
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Growing Up Country

  Hello & Merry Christmas!  My name is Conni French – part of the French family Taylor has talked about – and oddly enough, I am writing this blog about Montana ranching from our daughter’s home in Guam.  As we enjoy sandy beaches, warm days, and snorkeling I find myself thinking back to how a…
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From Farm to Prairie

Hi everyone! My name is Marisa Sather and I’m a biologist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Fish & Wildlife (PFW) Program. The PFW program is the private lands branch of the Fish and Wildlife Service, and we work with private landowners across the country to implement habitat restoration and enhancement for…
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Just when you think you have seen it all!

Good day from the Barthelmess Ranch. Hi!  My name is Leo Barthelmess.   I'm going to talk about what a challenging summer the ranch and region had.  In my last blog posting I discussed the drought we were in. It is now the end of October and most of the measurable precipitation we received came…
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