Local Government Advisory Committee Fact Sheet

MACD’s Policy Director, Jeff Tiberi, is a member of the EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee. This allows Jeff and the committee to provide independent advice that assists EPA in developing a stronger partnership with local governments and building state and local capacity to deliver environmental services and programs. This makes Jeff a very important voice for Conservation […]

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Meeting Minutes August 24 2015 (call)

Below please find a link to the PDF of the draft meeting minutes from August’s MACD board conference call. The board discussed changes to the SWCDM board structure, dues discrepancies, and arrangements for the annual convention. 8_24_minutes

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MACD Submits Comments on Proposed Bison EIS

Montana FWP’s proposal to reintroduce “wild and free roaming” bison has been a topic of much discussion amongst the conservation districts. In 2013, a resolution was passed that declares MACD “opposed to free roaming wild buffalo or bison.” (See Resolution 13-03). Therefore, MACD found it within our duties to submit comments on FWP proposed Environmental […]

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Resolutions to be considered at 2015 Convention

The following resolutions were approved at their respective Area Meetings, and will be put to a vote at the 2015 MACD Convention. We’d like to thank everyone for adapting to the new resolution process ‐ we think it will allow for much stronger resolutions in the future. Another resolution was presented at the Area 5 meeting, […]

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Tiberi Goes to Washington

Attached please find MACD Policy Director Jeff Tiberi’s report to the districts on his August, 2015 trip to Washington, D.C. Report to the Districts DC August 2015

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A Word About Conservation District Funding

Harold Blattie, from the Montana Association of Counties, recently pointed out that our website had incorrect information about the way districts were funded. We had previously stated that CDs could levy up to 1.5 mills. However, as Harold pointed out, that limit was changed to floating mills in 2001. Here is Harold’s explanation of how […]

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News From the Front

Final News from the Front The last one, folks! In last week’s News From the Front, we promised you a roundup of how the funding bills shook out in the last days of the legislature. Well, here it is. Money Jeff Tiberi has passed on many pieces of wisdom over the course of this session. The […]

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Resolution 13-03

Wild & Free Roaming Bison WHEREAS, MCA 76-15-102, 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, […]

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