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Montana: Gallatin Conservation District Awards go to small acreage landowners

Courtesy photoKen Bruwelheide receives the Conservation Appreciation Award from Conservation District Vice Chairman Sherwin Leep.

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The Gallatin Conservation District handed out Conservation Appreciation Awards for the first time to two small acreage landowners during the annual banquet on March 10 at the Senior Center in Bozeman, MT. Providing awards to owners of small acreage depicts the changing landscape from large-scale operations to the expansion of small acreages in many portions of this fastest-growing county in Montana.

Bundy Phillips of Bozeman received an award from Sherwin Leep, District Vice Chairman, for his work to manage the weed problems in the Arrowleaf Hills Subdivision which now has over 50 home sites.

According to the conservation district, weed infestation in a central coulee and in a 10-acre park had become a tremendous problem. Because of Phillip’s 30-year background as a National Park Service employee and his grant writing experience, he was able to work with neighbors and the Weed District to get the areas sprayed and mowed to control the weeds. During his Park Service experience, Phillip worked with invasive species projects, which helped him to attain weed control goals.



Phillips worked with neighbors to obtain their support for the project in spite of limited funding for weed control. A majority of the neighbors were very supportive.

Phillips, and his wife, Jane, have lived in the area since 1991.



The Gallatin Conservation District handed out Conservation Appreciation Awards for the first time to two small acreage landowners during the annual banquet on March 10 at the Senior Center in Bozeman, MT. Providing awards to owners of small acreage depicts the changing landscape from large-scale operations to the expansion of small acreages in many portions of this fastest-growing county in Montana.

Bundy Phillips of Bozeman received an award from Sherwin Leep, District Vice Chairman, for his work to manage the weed problems in the Arrowleaf Hills Subdivision which now has over 50 home sites.

According to the conservation district, weed infestation in a central coulee and in a 10-acre park had become a tremendous problem. Because of Phillip’s 30-year background as a National Park Service employee and his grant writing experience, he was able to work with neighbors and the Weed District to get the areas sprayed and mowed to control the weeds. During his Park Service experience, Phillip worked with invasive species projects, which helped him to attain weed control goals.

Phillips worked with neighbors to obtain their support for the project in spite of limited funding for weed control. A majority of the neighbors were very supportive.

Phillips, and his wife, Jane, have lived in the area since 1991.


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