The Lincoln County High School represented Lincoln County at the annual Envirothon held in Lewistown, April 25th and 26th. High schools students, in teams of 5, completed in written tests and prepared an oral presentation to arrive at solutions to a specific environmental problem. This year the problem was “Invasive Species: A Challenge to the Environment, Economy and Society”. Students are tested in five natural resource areas: soils, aquatics, range, forestry, and wildlife. The two teams placed 7th and 15th respectively; thirty teams participated in the two day event. The first place team, Helena High School, will represent Montana at the national competition.
The stream trailer was enjoyed this past spring and summer by local school groups, summer recreation programs and community events throughout Lincoln County!
Youngsters not only learned stream dynamics but watershed principles. Loaded with several hundred pounds of recycled material to create soil and a self contained water tank, a meandering stream is created. Figurines of animals, construction equipment, buildings, trees and shrubs are used to create a farm and forest. When the water is turned on, the water flows down the stream. By removing the brush and trees and increasing the flow of the stream a variety of water lessons are demonstrated including what happens when a river bank erodes.
If you would like the stream trailer to visit your school, summer camp or other educational event in spring 2015, please contact the District Administrator.
The Lincoln Conservation District Board of Supervisor’s Meeting is held the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Meeting location alternates monthly between Libby and the U.S. Forest Service Eureka Office.
310 Permit Applications must be received by the Lincoln Conservation District Office by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, the week prior to the scheduled meeting to be placed on the agenda.