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Students and Stewards: A Story of Collaboration

Students from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, University of Wyoming, Sheridan Community College, and Texas A&M University-Kingsville found themselves this past summer traversing together across Montana’s rangelands surrounding Malta. They carried tools to measure vegetation cover and evaluate wildlife habitat on native rangeland, restored grassland sites, and cropland. Now, you may be asking,…
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Hiring a Project Administrator Position

RSA is beginning the search for a Project Administrator.  See the vacancy announcement and a position description below.       Questions about the position can be submitted to ranchstewards@gmail.com or by calling Leo Barthelmess (406) 654-4667 or Conni French (406) 658-2644.   Application review will be begin March 2, 2020.  Position will remain open until a suitable candidate…
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Always Improving

Ede Breitmeier runs a complicated operation. With multiple herds paired with certain prime bulls, there are a lot of moving parts that make this registered angus operation work. Add in complexities of Northern Montana weather, drought and severe winters, and a separate full-time job (other than ranching) it is enough to make anyone’s head spin.…
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Ranches Saving Imperiled Songbirds

Laura Nowlin of the Winnett ACES organization wrote a great article on how working ranching ranches are saving imperiled songbirds.  Click on the link to read the full article. http://prairiepopulist.org/rangeland-bird-conservation/?fbclid=IwAR382x-z4ko-ibk0rjonqgzDRJ5SB9QxhLSloXnkDgqqKIHyqvTbylnGrOk Spragues Pipit, Kelsey Molloy, TNC of Montana Photo
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NFWF Big Game Grant Awarded

[caption id="attachment_2973" align="alignnone" width="3264"] Elk by Perri Jacobs[/caption] Date: May 3, 2019 Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov Secretary Bernhardt Announces $10.7 Million in Public-Private Support for Big Game Migration Corridors Partnership between DOI, NFWF, and ConocoPhillips benefits elk, mule deer and pronghorn in 6 Western states WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the award of $2.1 million…
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Expand on Your Ranching for Profit Knowledge

Dave Pratt will be coming to Malta June 6-7, 2019 for another Ranching for Profit workshop.  Click on the links below for Dave's biography and times and dates of workshop. Sign up today to reserve a spot. https://ranchstewards.org/educationoutreach/upcoming-events-workshops/ 2016.1.20 Abreviated Bio w DVD picture    
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Welcome Casey Coulter

We are pleased to welcome Casey Coulter to the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Board.   Casey and his wife, Lacey, were featured in an NRCS conservation video on transitioning conservation practices on their ranch.    This is a great video on their ranching operation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjX1_yn_uOI&app=desktop
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Rural American – We are Here! by Laura Nowlin

The Prairie Populist has a great article written by Laura Nowlin.    Laura is a board member of the Winnett ACES (Agricultural Community Enhancement and Sustainability).    Thank you Laura for letting us share your story. http://prairiepopulist.org/rural-america-laura-nowlin/    
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