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Montana NRCS Produces Conservation Success Videos

At a time when the LWCF has expired, the 2014 Farm Bill has expired, and words like “syndication of tax benefits“ and “distribution of proceeds“ are causing significant angst within the land trust community, it’s great to see the Natural Resources Conservation Service produce a collected series of short videos detailing how valuable, how productive and how broadly NRCS conservation programs have been deployed here in Montana. The full series of videos is available on the Montana NRCS website and if you spend a few minutes (as you wait for the LWCF to be reauthorized and the Farm Bill to pass) you’ll see some familiar faces: Jim Berkey of The Nature Conservancy in Montana discussing the Hansen Ranch project; and Bart Morris of the Oxbow Cattle Company near Missoula, discussing his work with Five Valleys Land Trust on an ALE Program conservation easement. Nicely done, NRCS.

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