Range News

October 2017 Newsletter

The Centennial Valley Association's October Newsletter is here! It is filled with gorgeous pictures that the community has taken, tons of project updates, some thank you's and farewells, and much, much more! You will find the newsletter, as well as the meeting minutes from CVA's Annual Meeting and Picnic in September, by following the links below.  As always, please share with your friends and family and don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

September 16th-30th Range Rider Update

Hopefully everyone’s staying warm out there! Temperatures have fallen and the Valley has already received a bit of snow, but most has melted. Participating ranches have begun moving cattle out of the Valley for the winter, but the Team will continue to track and ride through herds until everyone has left or until the weather evicts them!

Thank You Wednesday!

We want to send a BIG thank you out today! Whether you gave a donation, time and skills, shared our message, or thought a happy thought for us yesterday, we are grateful and appreciate your generosity!

It's #GivingTuesday!

We are excited that Giving Tuesday is here! Today we recognize the achievements we have made over the past year and strive to continue to accomplish our mission and goals. We cannot do this without your help. Please consider supporting our locally driven conservation efforts for our Range Riders, drought resiliency work, the greater landscape and wildlife that thrive here, and our 2017 Big Sky Watershed Corps AmeriCorps member!

#GivingTuesday 2016

We are one month away from #GivingTuesday! Please join the Centennial Valley Association, and many other great organizations, and mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 29th to join the national event focused on celebrating and supporting giving, generosity, and philanthropy within communities. Celebrated after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

The High Divide Video

Please check out the The High Divide film! It features our beautiful landscape, the CVA, and many of our wonderful partners across the High Divide! Our Chairwoman, Yvonne Martinell, and Range Rider, Melissa DiNino, do an excellent job framing the hard work we do in the Centennial Valley!

October 1-15th Range Rider Update

Our range riding season has come to a close and this is the last report of the season. Over the five and a half month season, in total riders, were on the landscape tracking wildlife and monitoring cattle all but eight days! Riders found and reported forty-seven compromised cattle, twenty-nine carcasses, eight of which were possible predations, one confirmed grizzly bear attack on a calf, one confirmed grizzly bear depredation, and one probable wolf depredation. About fifteen wolves were documented using the Valley this season, from two different packs, one pack with pups of the year.