WHEREAS, MCA 76-156-102 which is the Montana Association of Conservation Districts’ Declaration of policy, states “It is hereby declared to be the policy of the legislature to provide for the conservation of soil and soil resources of this state, for the control and prevention of soil erosion, for the prevention of floodwater and sediment damages, and for furthering the conservation, development, utilization, and disposal of water and thereby to preserve natural resources, control floods, prevent impairment of dams and reservoirs, preserve wildlife, protect the tax base, protect public lands, and protect and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the people of the state.”
WHEREAS, irrigation infrastructure, such as dams and reservoirs, is vital to economies within conservation districts,
WHEREAS, cooperation between Federal, state, and local governments are critical in communication and coordination
THEREFORE be it resolved, that MACD be directed to coordinate with local conservation districts on state, federal and all other levels to address problems, concerns and potential solutions to fund irrigation structures in need of repair, that are vital to local economies, wildlife, recreationalists, municipalities and agriculture.
Submitted by: Phillips Conservation District
Area Meeting Action: Passed Area 3
MACD Committee Assignment: Soil and Land Use
General Session Action: Passed