Clean Power Plan Update

This is the fifth policy update this year. All of us remember our high school civics classes where we learned about the three branches of government. They were designed to check and review and critique the actions and efforts of each other. At the federal level, the Judicial Branch yesterday asked the Executive Branch to […]

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One way to get awareness

I read the link (below) and thought about the similarities we have with the conservation districts in many Western states. Many of the same words in the article have been heard in Montana – best kept secret, election process, lack of funding, etc. MACD continues to try to raise awareness with both members of the […]

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CSKT Water Compact Update

This item is a follow up on a previous email sent to you about the CSKT Water Compact and the District Court. I heard that there were questions about the lawsuit. Only one case remains in state court concerning this Compact.

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Alan Olson appointed ED of Montana Petroleum Association

Administrators and Board of Directors: This is the third policy update of 2016. Former Montana Senator Alan Olson has been named the new Executive Director of the Montana Petroleum Association(MPA).

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Sage Grouse Update

Administrators and Board of Directors: This is my second policy update for 2016. The sage grouse issue continues to unfold and develop before our eyes. As I recently reported to you, the state program is up and running and making progress.

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Policy Update

We had an interesting week in Helena, with both the Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) and the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) (EQC and Water Policy) in town for their regularly scheduled meetings. These two often meet during the same week because of the relatedness of the issues and staffing efficiencies. Click the links to learn more about them […]

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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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