Northern Plains elects officers for 2017

  Northern Plains elects officers for 2017 Announced during the Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-19, Northern Plains Resource Council members elected the following officers to the Board of Directors for 2017. Chair Kate French of Bozeman; Vice Chair Becky Mitchell of Billings; Secretary Ed Gulick of Billings; Treasurer Jeanie Alderson of Birney; Assistant Secretary Cindy Webber […]

Keynote speaker busts myths about cattle grazing, at Northern Plains Annual Meeting

  Keynote speaker busts myths about cattle grazing, at Northern Plains Annual Meeting Despite popular myths, grazing cattle is a necessary part of maintaining the ecosystem, Nicolette Hahn Niman told about 175 people gathered Nov. 18-19 for Northern Plains Resource Council’s 45th Annual Meeting in Billings. “Overall, we must maintain grazing as a necessary force […]

Group Welcomes New Rules To Capture Wasted Methane Gas

Group Welcomes New Rules To Capture Wasted Methane Gas   Today, the Obama Administration issued final standards to reduce flaring and venting associated with oil and gas development on federal and tribal lands. Northern Plains Resource Council has been pushing the Bureau of Land Management to address flaring and venting since 2012.   The BLM’s […]

Cattle Grazing A Necessary Part Of Ecosystem

  Cattle grazing a necessary part of ecosystem, says keynoter for Northern Plains Annual Meeting Northern Plains Resource Council Annual Meeting Nov. 18-19 1 – 8 p.m. (Nov. 18) 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Nov. 19) Northern Hotel 19 N. Broadway, Billings Despite popular myths, grazing cattle is a necessary part of maintaining the ecosystem, […]

Group delivers petitions to Zinke over ‘scary’ trade deal

  Group delivers petitions to Zinke over ‘scary’ trade deal BILLINGS, Mont. —  Twenty-three citizens in Halloween costumes ranging from a zombie ballerina to Sully, the monster from the movie Monsters Inc., delivered a petition with hundreds of signatures today to U.S. House Rep. Ryan Zinke’s office in downtown Billings. Their message? The proposed Trans-Pacific […]

Defender of cattle ranching to keynote Northern Plains’ 45th Annual Meeting

  Defender of cattle ranching to keynote Northern Plains’ 45th Annual Meeting Northern Plains Resource Council Annual Meeting Nov. 18-19 Noon – 8 p.m. (Nov. 18) 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Nov. 19) Northern Hotel Billings The public is invited to attend the 45th Annual Meeting of the Northern Plains Resource Council Nov. 18-19 at […]

Soil carbon storage can bring profit to farmers, ranchers experts say

Soil carbon storage can bring profit to farmers, ranchers experts say BILLINGS, Mont. — More than 80 Montana farmers, ranchers, academics, gathered on Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel in Billings to hear about the latest developments in increasing soil health and sequestering carbon in the soil. The 2016 Soil Summit was sponsored by Northern Plains […]

Montana group finds fault with study of proposed coal export facility

  Montana group finds fault with study of proposed coal export facility The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminals’ proposed coal export terminal today. The Longview, Wash., project would be the largest coal export terminal in North America, transporting up to 44 million tons […]