Rangeland Resource Program
About the Rangeland Resources Program
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
Stacey Barta, 406-444-6619
- Range Leader of the Year Award
Producer Horseranch - Hinsdale, Montana
Agency Ray Nuemiller/ Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - Glasgow, Montana
- Loan Program
- 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 Lorri Brenneman 406-437-1906.