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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Rangeland Resource Program

About the Rangeland Resources Program

RRP Purple Flower Cover

The Rangeland Resource Program has four major areas of emphasis:

  • working with county range committees, conservation districts, and producer groups to foster sound rangeland management;
  • encouraging coordination and cooperation between private, state, and federal entities involved in range management;
  • administering the Rangeland Improvement Loan Program; and
  • co-sponsoring the Montana Range Tour, Winter Grazing Seminar, and Montana Youth Range Camp.


The program receives guidance from the Rangeland Resource Executive Committee, which is composed of six ranchers located across the state and appointed by the governor. Members include

John Hollenback, Gold Creek, Chair
Steve Hedstrom, Vice Chair, Raynesford
Diane Ahlgren, Winnett
Noel Keogh, Nye
Connie Iversen, Culbertson

Sigurd Jensen, Elmo


In addition, an ad hoc committee of agency and organization personnel serves in an advisory capacity to the executive committee.

Conservation District Bureau staff work to strengthen local grazing management programs by helping sponsor workshops, tours, and demonstration projects. Examples of these activities include the Montana Range Tour, Montana Youth Range Camp, and Winter Grazing Seminar.


Rangeland Resources Program Coordinator


2018 Events

Winter Grazing Seminar

February 6 & 7

Radisson Colonial Inn, Helena


Range Forum

May 9 & 10

Billings, MT


Montana Youth Range Camp

July 9-12

Bloomfield, MT


Montana Range Tour

September 5 & 6

Sidney, MT

Range Leader of the Year Award

2018 Nomination Form

2017 Winners

Producer:  Horseranch - Hinsdale, Montana

Agency :  Ray Nuemiller/ Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  - Glasgow, Montana

Education Projects

The Rangeland Resources Program coordinated with the Montana Department of Agriculture to create these education projects. Each project contains a poster, visual aids and lesson plans written to Montana Office of Public Instruction standards. To request a copy of these projects please contact the Ag in Classroom Program at the  Montana Department of Agriculture.

Rangeland Puzzle Poster and Lesson Plans

Montana Pollinator Education Project

Montana Noxious Weed Education