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Blackfoot Challenge Offers “Stories From the Field”

      The “Stories from the Field” virtual event by the Blackfoot Challenge on April 14 not only offers some great information, but some pretty cool prizes as well.

     The event runs 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM and just for registering you’re eligible for a raffle that includes: 10 pounds of Blackfoot Conservation Beef from Iverson Family Ranch, a sweet KettleHouse Brewing Company swag basket, a Blackfoot Challenge swag basket, or $100 worth of gift certificates to Blackfoot watershed restaurants.

     There’s more, reports the Challenge: Stop by KettleHouse’s Bonner or Myrtle Street taproom on the day of the event and show your registration for HALF OFF a growler fill to enjoy during the show!

     Challenge projects and activities covered during the April 14 event will include: 

     – How prescribed fire is being used to improve forest health 

     – A trumpeter swan’s journey of survival in the Blackfoot and beyond 

     – Innovations in using electricity to reduce conflicts with carnivores 

     – How drones are helping in the fight against weeds like cheatgrass 

     – Designing a stewardship plan that works for both cows and fish 

     – How beavers can help increase stream health and drought resilience.