Ranching for RiversFunder Name or Agency: Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana
Funding Sources: State Agency
Elligible Entities: Individual / General Public, Local Government and Utility Districts, Non-Profit Organization
Deadline: August 31, 2020
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The Ranching for Rivers promotes the use of “riparian pastures” for improvement of fisheries habitat, in-stream flows, and establishment of cottonwoods, willows, and other woody riparian species. A riparian pasture is a relatively small pasture that can still be grazed for a portion of the year. Benefits of riparian pastures include improved management flexibility, the ability to use livestock grazing to manage weeds and overgrown vegetation, improved access for wildlife to stream areas, and decreased maintenance costs of fencing and off-stream water resources.
Landowners, Conservation Districts, and Watershed Groups who are working within areas with a DEQ-approved Watershed Restoration Plan are encouraged to apply for program funding for identified projects.