"In God we trust...all others bring data."
- W Deming & M Bloomberg
Agriculture and ranching are important aspects of the Upper Yellowstone Watershed. Farmers and ranchers create wide open spaces. They also produce food. We strive to do this in a sustainable way - i.e. managing the quality of life in our community in such a way that the economic, social and environmental systems that make up our community are providing a healthy, productive, meaningful life for all residents, present and future. We call this the triple bottom line: people, profit, and planet.
Our various monitoring projects are an soil, water and livestock monitoring collaboration between local communities, technology companies and researchers.
Data is regularly gathered and published online re: soil quality, invasive weeds, evapotranspiration rates, vegetative growth rates, and livestock/ungulate/predator interaction...among other things. You can read more about each of these areas by clicking on any of the following links.
For information about MT DoT weed management of state roads, call 406.848.7216 or 406.556.4700.