Articles written by Alicia Dixon

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  • Creating a new harvester to treat invasive lilies

    Alicia Dixon, Clearwater Resource Council|Nov 4, 2021

    In an effort to remove invasive water lilies from area lakes, the Clearwater Resource Council is looking forward to creating a mechanical harvester that will cut lily leaves and flowers mounted beneath a pontoon. This would allow the removal of invasive plants at a faster rate compared to non-mechanized methods. The blade would be mounted a few inches below the surface of the water. The leaves and flowers will then be captured between the two pontoons as a screen affixed to the back of the boat will prevent plant fragments from escaping. This...

  • Suspect a blue-green algae bloom?

    Alicia Dixon, Clearwater Resource Council|Nov 4, 2021

    Fall is the time of year blue-green algae blooms are commonly identified due to temperature patterns and end-of-summer nutrient processes. A potentially toxic algae bloom on Seeley Lake was reported to MT DEQ on Oct. 18. Unfortunately, due to reporting delays, water samples were not tested until the following Monday. Though the test results were negative for toxins, we cannot rule out the possibility that toxins may have been present at the time the suspected bloom was originally reported. Reporting a suspected bloom to Montana Department of...

  • CRC kicks off Summer Campfire Series

    Alicia Dixon, Big Sky Watershed Corps member serving with CRC|Jun 17, 2021

    On Thursday, June 10 the Clearwater Resource Council kicked off its newest education and outreach program, the Campfire Series. This first presentation was titled "Aquatic Invasive Species" and was led by Heidi Sedivy at the Placid Lake Campground. Sedivy discussed various aquatic invasive species (AIS) that threaten Montana and reviewed the different ways AIS are spread. She emphasized the importance of Clean Drain Dry, while also highlighting the lesser-known ways invasive species are...

  • Celebrate Earth Day with the Clearwater Resource Council

    Alicia Dixon, Big Sky Watershed Corps member serving with CRC|Apr 15, 2021

    The Clearwater Resource Council (CRC) is holding an outdoor chili tailgate Thursday, April 22 from 4 – 6 p.m. The event is open to the entire community to celebrate Earth Day at the Bison and Bear Center. With the purchase of a raffle ticket, attendees will receive a free drink and bowl of homemade chili made with locally sourced meat, and a veggie chili will be available for non-carnivores. In keeping with the spirit of Earth Day, please bring your own reusable bowl, cup and utensil. All p...

  • CRC establishes a "Place for All" despite Covid-19

    Alicia Dixon, Big Sky Watershed Corps member serving with CRC|Mar 18, 2021

    The beginning of March has teased us with a little taste of spring. We've been treated to temperatures in the forties, hours of sunshine, and clear skies providing crisp views of the Swan Mountain range. We've been presented with weather basically begging us to come outside and encouraging us to take advantage of the conditions while we can. We've been forced to question whether or not Punxsutawney Phil knew what he was talking about just a few weeks ago when he predicted 6 more weeks of...