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Rebecca Knapp wins national rangeland specialist award


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Left to right: AJ Limberger (Range Management Specialist), Doug Bonsell (Carter County Conservation District Chairman), Jalyn Klauzer (SGI-Wildlife and Rangeland Conservationist), Rebecca Knapp (District Conservationist), Lauren Manninen (Soil Conservationist), Kami Kilwine (Area Range Management Specialist)

Rebecca Knapp, district conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Ekalaka, received the agency's highest honor in her profession-rangeland management specialist of the year.

This year is Knapp's 29th year of promoting positive change on Montana's rangelands with the NRCS. Currently, under her leadership, the Ekalaka Field Office works with most of the agricultural operations in Carter County, which contains one of the largest sage-grouse core habitat areas in the state. In her time as district conservationist, the number of staff in the field office has...

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