March 23, 2021

Research and Project Briefs

Large-Scale Organic Farming in Montana’s Great Plains: Vilicus Farms — Tim Ibbotson-Sindelar

Tim immersed himself in daily life at Vilicus Farms, a 9,600-acre organic, dryland, grain, pulse and oilseed farm near Havre, Montana. Learn more about the project…


Managing the Yampa River in a Changing Climate — Humna Sharif

Humna Sharif worked with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to understand climate change and management policy impacts on freshwater resources that support national park units. Learn more about the project…


Pursuing Better Stewardship and Better Futures: Centering Native American Histories and Perspectives — Reid Lewis

Reid worked with post-graduate fellows at Yale Forests to create a public reading group centered on Indigenous nations, especially the Nipmuc Nation in the Northeast. Learn more about the project…


Water Rights as a Conservation Tool — Margot Buckelew

Margot assisted with biological assessments of streams within RMBL’s in-stream flow decrees. These studies collected data to monitor diversity and community composition of benthic macroinvertebrates, aquatic bugs that act as indicator species of water quality. Learn more about the project…


Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration in Regenerative Agriculture — Darya Watnick

Darya Watnick supported Mad Agriculture (Mad Ag), a Colorado-based organization that strives ‘to reimagine and restore our relationship with Earth through agriculture,’ with their soil health efforts. Learn more about the project…