Noxious Weeds and the Environment: A Bigger Picture

By Karen Laitala, Vegetation Coordinator Although anyone who knows me knows that I’m a “certifiable” botany and native plants nerd, I love everything nature. In particular, I share a love of birds with one of my sisters. On a trip together one October, we went to a wild bird rescue facility (Vermont Institute of Natural […]

Conversations around water

Field with irrigation system running

By Kate Clyatt, Drought Technician If you’ve been around in the Blackfoot long enough, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the words “Murphy right” or “Milltown right” thrown around. If you’re an irrigator in the watershed, you’ve probably been affected by one or both of these instream water rights. Due to recent changes in water law, any […]