Upcoming Events and Announcements

MSU Extension Montana Natural Resource Youth Camp 2023
The 2023 Montana Natural Resource Youth Camp will be July 16-21, 2023 in Greenough, MT.  This camp is for youth ages 14-18 who have graduated 8th grade.  2023 Applications will be available in January.

 

Articles, Resources and Useful Links

Working Wild U - Season 1 Wolves in the West
Season 1 explores wolves in the West – from extermination to recovery, to uncovering what it really means to share the landscape with these iconic carnivores.
After Wildfire: Information for Landowners
Valuable information for landowners after wildfire.
Managing Weeds After Wildfire
Wildfire is a form of disturbance that can result in an increase in weeds, but our plant communities are adapted to fire, so generally they will recover and be able to compete with the weeds after a few years. However, in areas that are more highly disturbed and already have weeds, wildfire can be thought of as an opportunity to manage weeds - they are often the first species to appear post-wildfire because they germinate and grow quickly.
Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
 Anglers and other water-based recreationists must understand that they have an important role to play in managing the risk of spreading AIS to our waters. Our economy and the health of our fisheries and waterways depends on our prevention efforts. 
Management Practices for Forest Health and Catastrophic Wildfire Resistance
This full-color publication includes sections on natural changes within a forest, tree species and their different needs for disturbance, tree selection and harvesting strategies, and the "big picture" goals of forest management. 
Forests and Rangelands
Cooperative effort of federal land management agencies and their partners
Forests and Rangelands is an active, cooperative effort of the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and their land management agencies. Forests and Rangelands provides fire, fuels, and land management information for government officials, land and wildland fire management professionals, businesses, communities, and interested organizations and individuals.
Managing Bark Bettles
Perhaps the number one pest affecting pine forests is the Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae). This barley kernel sized beetle bores under the bark in pine stems larger than 4” diameter to make its home and lays its eggs. Lodgepole, ponderosa, limber, whitebark , and especially Scots pines are all susceptible. 
Managing Your Timber Resources - Which Trees to Cut, Which Trees to Leave
The first step in any type of land management is to formulate a set of objectives and goals for the acreage in question. While these goals will reflect the personal needs of the landowner, whether they are to minimize human impact on the land in question or convert it into a plantation, these goals should also be tempered by the ecological capacity of the site. 
Protect Montana Waterways from Aquatic Invasive Species
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks offers important and necessary tips to protect Montana's waterways. 
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Link to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website.

 

Visit the MSU MontGuide page for additional articles and information on Natural Resources.