NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts at its November 14, 2007 annual meeting urges the Forest Service, Congress and the President of the United States to consider a revised policy which includes immediate suppression of fires in a watershed drainage in drought years.
SUPPORT FOR KEEPING TREASURE & SANDERS COUNTY FSA OFFICE
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) engage the assistance of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and actively join in the effort to keep the Treasure & Sanders County FSA office open for service to the producers and to the community.
REQUIRING TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS TO ACCOMMODATE LANDOWNERS WHO NEED TO MOVE WATER
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that transportation corridors are required in order to accommodate water users who need to move water for Agricultural and Municipal uses. MACD is directed to work with Montana Department of Transportation, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Montana Department of Agriculture and other appropriate entities/agencies to alleviate problems with moving water through or under current road and rail ways and encourage the use of Montana’s waters for Agricultural and Municipal uses.
One goal would be that a report be submitted to the Interim Water Policy Sub-committee detailing how water transportation corridors will be developed and what resources will need to be provided by state government.
CONTINUED FUNDING FOR MSU PROGRAMS
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts, along with the Rangeland Resources Executive Committee support the continued funding of the Undaunted Stewardship Program, Montana Sheep Institute and the Skeen Institute are essential programs to the state of Montana, which assist ranchers in improving management practices and innovative ideas in agriculture.
Montana Association of Conservation Districts is encouraged to support these three essential programs to the State of Montana by submitting letters of support to Senator Max Baucus, Senator Jon Tester and Representative Dennis Rehberg, urging all congressional delegates to support the continued funding for these programs.
Updates to these Resolutions: