Range Rider Training Workshop
Sep
10
to Sep 13

Range Rider Training Workshop

Hilary Zaranek-Anderson will teach proactive management strategies for minimizing livestock loss due to grizzly bear and wolf predation, while also increasing soil and grassland health to improve ranch productivity and profits. 

$600/participant – includes lodging and meals.

Sponsored By: Tom Miner Basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE

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Resilience and Today’s Ranch
Aug
26
8:00 AM08:00

Resilience and Today’s Ranch

How community collaboration, progressive livestock management, and a diverse, robust landscape can strengthen ranching operations in a changing West.

The day includes a tour, presentations, and discussions focusing on rangeland and soil health, coexistence with wildlife, range riding, and low-stress livestock handling at Anderson Ranch in Tom Miner Basin. We are looking forward to exploring ways to work together to strengthen and enhance our ranch operations, the landscape, and our rural way of life.

Cost: $20/Person (Includes lunch & refreshments)
Please RSVP by August 18th

If you have any questions please feel free to contact tmb527.association@gmail.com or 406-579-1956. To register, click here.

A collaborative effort byThe Tom Miner Basin Association and Western Sustainability Exchange with support from Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Community Health Day at the Livingston Farmers Market
Jul
26
4:30 PM16:30

Community Health Day at the Livingston Farmers Market

For this special event, Livingston HealthCare Pediatric Rehabilitation team members will have information on child development and a frog toss game. Livingston HealthCare’s Orthopedics team, including orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gregg Schellack, will provide information on total joint replacement and child summer safety tips. Certified Diabetes Educator, Chelsey Clark, will dispense bite-size healthy energy snacks by Café Fresh and information on healthy eating. Granite Sports Medicine will have a booth with a perfectly goofy Cornhole game where you can win GSM hats and T-shirts. Participants will be rewarded with handy-dandy little bottles of natural sunscreen. CHP and Park County Health Department will also have booths.

The farmers market is open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from May 31st through September 20th at Miles Band Shell Park, rain or shine. This week will feature Kate & the AlleyKats as the musical guests, so bring your dancing shoes.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons are now available at Western Sustainability Exchange’s booth between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. until supplies run out. Seniors 60 and over who make under a certain amount can apply for these coupons, which allows them to get $50 worth of Montana-grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, and honey from participating vendors for free.

River Drive is now closed during the farmers market to provide safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, but the Civic Center parking lot is still open. This closure has allowed the market to expand across the road. Camel Discovery is bringing camels, and you can find booths that sell freshly popped kettle corn, jewelry, soap, and tie dye apparel on the grassy strip along the road in front of the lagoon. There's a free bike valet behind the stage to keep bikes safe and out of the way during the market. LINKs for Learning is doing it as a free service, but donations are always welcome.

Go to http://www.westernsustainabilityexchange.org/ for exact dates of Special Event Days and live music, or call 222-0730 for more information.

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YES Summer Camp
Jun
19
to Jun 22

YES Summer Camp

WSE's Young Entrepreneurial Stewards Program (YES) teaches children (ages 7 to 17) business basics and sustainable business practices.

WSE will teach children how to:

  • Turn their interests into a business
  • Create a businesses
  • Determine profit and loss
  • Hone their math, writing, communication, and social skills
  • Learn accountability and responsibility

Sponsored by WSE and Arrowhead School.

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Daylong Soils Workshop
Jun
13
8:30 AM08:30

Daylong Soils Workshop

Nicole Masters, of Integrity Soils, will give an in-depth workshop on the drivers of soil health and ways to create healthy soil in gardens, farms, and ranchlands. 

$135 includes workshop fee and lunch.

Sponsored by: Tom Miner basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE

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Soil Crawl
Jun
10
8:30 AM08:30

Soil Crawl

Nicole Masters (Integrity Soils), B Bar Ranch, and Indreland Ranch will explore the soil with an interactive tour and discussion of maximizing water storage and plant growth.

$50 includes sack lunch and BBQ dinner.

Sponsored by: Indreland Ranch, Northern Plains Resource Council, co-sponsored by WSE.

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Building Healthy Soils 101
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Building Healthy Soils 101

Nicole Masters, internationally renowned agro-ecologist and Director of Integrity Soils, will discuss the building blocks of healthy soil and how to achieve it in gardens, on farms, and ranches.

Free. Doors Open at 6:30 – Program at 7:00 pm

Sponsored By: Tom Miner Basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE

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Range Rider Training Workshop
Jun
6
to Jun 9

Range Rider Training Workshop

Hilary Zaranek-Anderson will teach proactive management strategies for minimizing livestock loss due to grizzly bear and wolf predation, while also increasing soil and grassland health to improve ranch productivity and profits. 

$600/participant – includes lodging and meals

Sponsored By: Tom Miner Basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE

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Livingston Farmers Market
May
31
to Sep 20

Livingston Farmers Market

WSE’s Livingston Farmers Market kicks off on Wednesday, May 31st, and will run from 4:30-7:30 pm every Wednesday through September 20th at Miles Band Shell Park, next to the Livingston Civic Center. This destination event will have locally grown produce and meat, baked goods, prepared foods, beer, and local arts, crafts, and jewelry. It’s a great place to come for dinner and socialize, stock up on locally grown foods, shop from local artisans, learn about community resources, or just relax and enjoy the view of the Yellowstone River and the Absaroka Mountain Range while listening to live music. As always, admission is free.

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Low-stress Stockmanship
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Low-stress Stockmanship

Whit Hibbard, Sieben Ranch and Editor of Stockmanship Journal will discuss how this livestock handling method achieves regenerative grazing goals, creates healthy soils, treats animals humanely, reduced injuries to humans and animals and saves money.

Free. Doors open at 6:30, program begins at 7:00.

Sponsored by Tom Miner Basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE.

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Range Riding & Its Benefits—Both to Ranchers & Wildlife
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Range Riding & Its Benefits—Both to Ranchers & Wildlife

Panelists:
Hilary Zaranek-Anderson, range rider coordinator for the Tom Miner Basin Assn., and Malou Anderson-Ramirez, of the Anderson Ranch, will describe how range riding keeps their cattle safe by avoiding or minimizing conflicts with wolves, coyotes and bears.

Lill Erickson, Western Sustainability Exchange, will outline ways in which range riding helps ranch profitability by reducing cattle losses and improving the quality of the range.

Zack Strong, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will be on hand to answer questions about how range riding promotes coexistence between ranchers and wildlife.

This free panel discussion is the first in a series of presentations about ranching practices that create healthy soil and wildlife habitat, while at the same time increasing ranch profitability.

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