creating program impact where it is needed

Beef Marketing
Beef Marketing.
Beef is a big deal in the west. The vast and open landscape, which is also home to a growing wildlife population, has been kept open through the existence of ranching operations over the past decades. Much of the economics of ranching has been on a downward spiral during that same period of time. Today's land values and escalating operational costs make it nearly impossible for family ranches to survive. Yet, the retail prices for beef have continued to increase while the producers' portion of those prices has decreased significantly.
Land Stewardship Collaboration
Land Stewardship Collaboratation.
The Collaborative Land Stewardship Program encourages the use of conservation practices in range management to benefit native plant communities, protect riparian areas and enhance wildlife habitat. The Stewardship Standards that follow are goals which landowners involved in the program work to achieve.
Open SpaceConservation
Open Space Conservation.
Many of the pristine landscapes throughout the world become impaired because of the volumes of people who want to benefit from those unique and beautiful amenities. The Madison Valley is also a victim of its open, unique and grand landscape. A topic of discussion among long time and new residents of the valley is the increasing pressure of growth and development. We are like all other areas of great natural beauty, those who discover that beauty and move here are reluctant to have others move in after them.
Weed Control
Weed Control.
The Weed Committee is pleased with the great strides in the battle against noxious weeds in the Madison Valley. We are continually impressed with the amount of cooperation and interest that the citizens of the valley display when confronted with noxious weed issues.

Wildlife Issues
Wildlife Issues.
The Madison Valley Ranchlands Group works to protect the biologically healthy open spaces upon which ranching depends. Together with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, sportsmen ’s groups such as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and conservation organizations from The Nature Conservancy to the Wildlife Conservation Society, we support conservation strategies that protect ranching and wildlife.

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