Each year, the CD helps promote and distribute seedlings from the DNRC Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery. The seedlings must be used for a conservation project which include: windbreaks and shelter belts, riparian habitat improvements, erosion control, living snow fences, reforestation, or wildlife habitat. A conservation planting plan must be completed. All seedlings ordered in Gallatin County will be shipped to the Gallatin CD office in late April or early May for customers to pick up their order.
Orders are filled on a first-come basis and priority is given to landowners with 10 or more acres. The minimum order for new customers is 150 bareroot or small containerized seedlings, though first-time customers that order 48 or more 100 and 175 cubic inch seedlings exempt themselves from this requirement. Bare root trees and shrubs are sold in lots of 50. Small containers are sold in lots of 24. Some species of both conifer and deciduous are sold in 100 cubic inch containers and must be ordered in lots of 8.
The seedlings are reasonably priced and orders may be placed directly with the nursery. Please contact our local DNRC Service Forester for questions about conservation plans, which trees to order for which soils and other conservation practices available to implement using these conservation seedlings.
For questions on the seedling program, please contact GCD at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406- 282-4350.
You can find more information, order forms, and order directly here: http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/forestry/forestry-assistance/conservation-seedling-nursery