NEWLY-PUBLISHED BOOK HIGHLIGHTS WOMEN’S ROLE IN MONTANA CONSERVATION

NEWLY-PUBLISHED BOOK HIGHLIGHTS WOMEN’S ROLE IN MONTANA CONSERVATION

News Type: State Source: MT DNRC
Click here to read the article: http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/cardd/conservation-districts/oral-history-project

In her debut memoir, “Montana Women From the Ground Up: Passionate Voices in Agriculture and Land Conservation,” author Kristin Ellis creates portraits of pioneering women who share their experiences of successes, growth and failures in farming and ranching Montana’s vast landscape.

With their forward thinking, nurturing abilities and “gumption” to “make hay out of thistles,” these women persevered and thrived in Montana agriculture, while creating a better landscape for the next generation. You can purchase the book from these Montana conservation districts or through Amazon(make sure you’ve connected your account to NACD’s Amazon Smile).

Even though the book is done, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is continuing to collect stories for their oral history project. The DNRC works with local conservation district personnel to identify women landowners and operators and record their stories. 51 of these women’s stories are available now on the DNRC website.