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GCD Celebrates 75 Years!

June 8, 2024, marks the 75th anniversary of the Gallatin Conservation District! Despite our long history, many people still aren't familiar with what a conservation district is and what we do. So, what exactly is a conservation district? A bit…

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To DIY or not to DIY: Why use registered herbicide products?

By Noelle Orloff, Associate Extension Specialist and Schutter Lab Diagnostician We regularly answer questions from people interested in using household products to kill unwanted plants or other organisms. Some of these questions stem from “do-it-yourself” herbicide recipes found online. Others…

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Embrace Montana’s Beauty: Start Xeriscaping and Plant Native!

Xeriscaping is an environmentally conscious approach to landscaping that focuses on water conservation and sustainability in regions where water resources are limited. The Seven Principles of Xeriscaping provide a guideline for creating beautiful, water-efficient landscapes that thrive in arid or…

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Phil & El Nino & 310s, Oh My!

As we welcomed the start of February,  the Gallatin Conservation District entertained a conversation about the tradition of Groundhog Day. Each February Phil the Groundhog makes a presence in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.  If the groundhog sees his shadow, we will have…

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Welcome 2024!

The holiday season is a time of warmth, connection, and giving. However, it’s also a time when there’s a significant increase in waste on our planet due to heightened consumption during festivities. This increase in consumption puts a strain on…

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Migration and the Conservation Connection

As November arrives, it marks the beginning of a significant occurrence in our area: the great wildlife migration. For species like elk, deer, and numerous types of birds, November is a crucial month, as they embark on journeys that span…

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Conversations with Water

If you were a water droplet falling from the sky in an afternoon rainstorm, where would you go? You may fall through a canopy of Lodgepole Pines, to seep into the soil and eventually weave your way through the pores…

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The Duttons Needed a Permit

“On our land, it’s our river,” says Dan Jenkins, a land developer in the series Yellowstone. “This isn’t California, gentlemen. This is Montana. We can do whatever we want.” Not so fast, Danno. Though Hollywood insists on portraying Montana as…

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