News From the Front, January 27

“It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.” Calvin Coolidge The week according to Jeff… Dear Readers: Total number of Introduced Bills – 508 Total number of Introduced and Unintroduced Bills – 2558 Those numbers are as of Thursday. That’s a load of bills. You and I could not […]

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News From the Front, January 20

Conservation Districts are all about the future. MACD Board Member Dean Rogge holds SWCDM Associate Director Ann McCauley’s son Beck. I think I know what Beck was doing.   The week according to Jeff “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”  ― Seneca, […]

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News From the Front, January 13

Thomas Francis Meagher* still guards the Capitol under the same moon he saw in the 1860’s.  He was, perhaps, Montana’s ultimate celebrity. See the last page of NFTF for details. The week according to Jeff “I’m not nearly as afraid of Friday the 13th as I am of the people who are afraid of Friday […]

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News From the Front, January 6

Does a healthy European Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) seen adjacent to the Capitol last September portend a fruitful Session? Maybe, maybe not. We’ve recently seen a lot of white. It’s nice to see something green. The week according to Jeff Dear Readers: “There is nothing wrong in change, if it is in the right direction. […]

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News From the Front 12/20/2016

The week according to Jeff Dear Readers: Thanks to Kate’s creativity, we have a new News From the Front format for the2017 Session that we hope you’ll like. News From the Front will be divided into a number of different headings to make it easier to go to the section that you’re interested in. It’ll […]

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You’re Invited: Meet & Greet with Legislators and the Montana Conservation Community

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October 12 WPIC Meeting

REPORT TO THE DISTRICTS concerning the 12th October 2016 WATER POLICY INTERIM COMMITTEE MEETING in Helena, Montana; and containing other news of interest to Conservation Districts. This report is mostly a continuation of our communications with the Conservation Districts concerning what we believe is one of the most important committees of the Montana State Legislature. The Water Policy Interim […]

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Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting

Report to the districts concerning the 29th and 30th August 2016 Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting in Helena, Montana This report is a continuation of our communications with the Conservation Districts concerning what we believe is one of the most important committees of the Montana State Legislature. The Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) consists of 8 members – […]

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Tiberi’s July Visit to DC, report to districts

I had the opportunity to be in Washington, DC in July, 2016. While there, I took time to conduct business for Montana’s Conservation Districts. I visited with staff in all three offices of our Congressional Delegates, and covered a variety of issues. Note that our Delegates are on summer break for the two conventions. In […]

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