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Bring landowner voices to Dec. 1 Private Lands/Public Wildlife meeting

In 2018, Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued Secretarial Order 3362 to improve habitat quality and big game winter range and migration corridors for antelope, elk and mule deer. The order provides funding for research and restoration projects to improve habitat within important migration corridors across the West. In response, Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and…
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Ranch Stewards November 2020 Meeting Agenda

We’re looking forward to having you join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 via Zoom for our November Ranchers Stewardship Alliance meeting. The meeting information is below. Been curious about RSA but not sure how to get involved? This would be a great time to get started by joining a committee! This is where you can…
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One Montana’s Master Hunter Program accepting applications

One Montana’s Master Hunter Program is accepting applications October 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020 for the 2021 classes. The program includes classroom and online instruction, and field work. The course covers wildlife management, history of conservation, hunting culture and ethics, private land stewardship, shooting accuracy and precision, lead-free ammunition, and hunting skills to name…
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Building a herd and hope

Beginning rancher revitalizes retired CRP to grow her herd and wildlife habitat By Laura C. Nelson, Ranchers Stewardship Alliance The old homestead still stands sentinel on the hill. Weathered, worn and abandoned long ago, Heather Martin has often looked at the relic and wondered just how the brother-sister duo who claimed this parcel more than…
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Master hunters volunteer for a day of ranch work

The hunter's perspective, from the One Montana August newsletter: In the words of one volunteer, Pippin Wallace, “The French's gave me a deep appreciation for their role as stewards of the land and its challenges.  They shared a vision where the betterment of the land is the long goal and their cattle are just one…
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HIRING! RSA office administrator

Ranching, Conservation, Communities – A winning team!  Would you like to be a part of the team? Ranchers Stewardship Alliance is hiring a part-time office administrator. Submit your application by Sept. 7 by email your resume and cover letter to ranchstewards@gmail.com. Questions? Call 406-654-1405 Job Title: Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Office Administrator Accountable to: President of…
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Ranchers Stewardship Alliance August Meeting Agenda

We’re looking forward to having you join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 via Zoom for our monthly Ranchers Stewardship Alliance meeting. The meeting information is below.  Been curious about RSA but not sure how to get involved? This would be a great time to get started by joining a committee! This is where you…
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Meet our Partners: Martin Townsend, Conservation Committee Coordinator

Martin Townsend serves as the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Conservation Committee Coordinator. Ranchers Stewardship Alliance leaders formed its Conservation Committee  in 2017 in order to gather representatives of the ranching community, state and federal agencies and conservation organizations. The purpose of the Conservation Committee is to establish collaboration and cooperation with partners of similar interests; develop…
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July Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Meeting

We’re looking forward to having you join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 at the Malta Business Center or via Zoom for our monthly Ranchers Stewardship Alliance meeting. The meeting information is below. Curious about what kinds of discussions happen at an RSA meeting? See highlights from our June meeting here. Planning to join…
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June 2020 Ranchers Stewardship Alliance meeting summary

When we gather together, we learn, share, plan and grow. Thanks to all who joined our June 9 meeting! Here's a brief summary of our discussion and plans.  Please plan to be a part of our July 14 board meeting at 5 p.m. at the Malta Business Center. Notes and announcements: Conservation Committee member Kelsey…
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