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Native plant sale

The Montgomery County Conservation Foundation is hosting a native plant sale. We will be accepting orders until May 1st, 2024. We are offering 17 species of native plants to residents of Southwest Iowa. All proceeds go to the Montgomery County Conservation Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization established to provided meaningful connections and programs to Montgomery…

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Chronic Wasting Disease: Methods for Preventing the Spread

Chronic Wasting Disease: Methods for Preventing the Spread By Cassie Sherwood, student at Northwest Missouri State University Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal, neurological disease which has blighted North American deer, elk, and moose populations since the 1980s. CWD is a progressive disease, taking up to three years to show signs in infected animals.…

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Roadside Survey Reflects Increase in Iowa Pheasant Populations

Article by Cassie Sherwood, student at Northwest Missouri State University   Pheasant populations statewide in Iowa have reached the highest numbers in 7 years. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently released data from its annual August 2023 Roadside Survey which describes population counts for several wildlife species, including the ring-necked pheasant. The survey records…