Ranch Advisory Welcomes Domenech

Posted on: Jun 16, 2017

Elizabeth Domenech recently joined the Ranch Advisory team as the Manger of Ecosystem Services.  Originally from a Texas ranching family, Domenech has worked across the west on a variety of ranching and wildlife-related conservation efforts, including fence design, coordinating predator/livestock…

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Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (Nevada) has position open.

Posted on: Jun 01, 2017

The Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (SANE), a local area working group in NE Nevada, is seeking an Organizational Coordinator who is highly motivated and passionate about enhancing healthy and resilient sagebrush ecosystems through public/private partnerships while preserving livestock operations…

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Gallatin Valley Land Trust Seeks Lands Project Manager

Posted on: May 01, 2017

The Lands Project Manager develops and manages land conservation projects throughout GVLT’s service area and plays an important role in achieving GVLT’s land conservation mission. The Project Manager is responsible for building effective working relationships, and negotiating and completing complex…

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Sieben Live Stock Seeks a Mechanic and Farm Hand

Posted on: May 01, 2017

Sieben Live Stock Co. in west central Montana is offering a full-time position for a mechanic and farm hand.  See the position announcement here. 

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Riparian Grazing Effort Showing Strong Improvement

Posted on: Jul 01, 2014

The year 2014 brought strong improvements to grazed streambanks on a southwest Montana ranch.  This ranch practiced season-long grazing for decades prior to altering management practices with Ranch Advisory's help in 2010.  In that year, grazing durations were shortened, recovery days between grazings increased, and timing of grazings was altered.  Since then, riparian vegetation has displayed strong improvments in vigor, and erosion of many banks has largely ceased.  Photos from both 2010 and 2014 are displayed below.


The above photos show a channel of the Madison River in southwest Montana.  The photo on the left is from 2010, and that on the right is from 2014 (2010 contained higher flows at this time of year).  The steep, eroding banks from 2010 appear more rounded and contain more vegetation in 2014.  This bank is now more able to withstand heavy spring runoff without eroding or sloughing.




The above photos show a branch of Odell Creek, with 2010 on the left and 2014 on the right.  The sloughing bank from 2010 is now healed and covered by high-vigor vegetation. 


The hard work of Granger Ranch, where this effort is located, and its partner, the Madison River Foundation, is readily visible in these photos and across the project area.  Congratulations go to these partners for their good work in improving riparian condition, rangeland health, and wildlife habitat.



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