Upcoming: Legislative Ad Hoc Committee following January EQC Meeting

There will be a Legislative Ad Hoc Committee Meeting on January 27th at 7:00am following the January Meeting of the Environmental Quality Council, which is the interim legislative committee studying conservation district funding. Please contact rebecca@macdnet.org with questions or if you would like to attend! The zoom link will be sent out in January.

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Funding for Montana in the new federal infrastructure bill

MACD worked hard to support Montana’s senators in securing $100 million dollars in funding for the Milk River project. MACD garnered the support of the National Association of Conservation Districts to submit letters to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Read more in this Press Release from Senator Tester’s Office and the Daily […]

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NACD SUBMITS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED NEPA RULE CHANGES

On October 7, 2021, The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) proposed modifications to its regulations for implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to restore regulatory provisions that were in effect prior to 2020. NEPA was passed by Congress in 1970 and guides how the federal government assesses the environmental impacts of federal actions. […]

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Conservation Districts voted to sunset 14 resolutions at 2021 MACD Annual Convention

Year No. Title Area Sposoring Conservation District 2006 06-08 (State Statute) CD Associate Supervisor Representation on Planning Boards 5 Granite 2007 07-02 Support for Keeping Treasure & Sanders County FSA Office 4 Treasure 2008 08-02 Operational Funding For Conservation Districts 3 Glacier, Pondera & Liberty 2011 11-07 Conservation Districts and NRCS Office Space Resolution 6 […]

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Legislative Update 2/11/21

We have been sending out legislative updates to our email list rather than the policy blog.  If you would like more detailed information, please reach out to Jeff Tiberi (tiberi52@gmail.com) for meeting minutes. MACD testified in support of confirming Amanda Kaster as the new DNRC Director and Hank Worsech as the new FWP Director, as […]

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Legislative update: November 2020 Report

Summary: November was almost consumed with the Area Meetings and the MACD Convention. A survey was sent to the Districts regarding a possible new funding source for conservation Districts. MACD is seeking direction regarding the possibility of MACD asking the Legislature for revenues from marihuana taxes. The Legislative Ad Hoc Committee asked the MACD Board […]

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Legislative Update: October 2020 Report

Summary: ● The MACD Board of Directors would like the weekly meetings of MACD (Rebecca Boslough and Jeff Tiberi) with DNRC to begin now. ● The MACD Board directed Jeff Tiberi to prepare the Meet and Greet invites to partners to gauge interest, with the understanding that it may not happen. An invite letter has […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 05/21/19

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE MAY 21, 2019 HB 2 – Governor’s Budget –   The Governor signed the bill.  The conservation district funding remains intact. HB 6 – Renewable Resource Grants – sponsored by Rep. Jim Keane: The Governor signed the bill. HB 7 – Reclamation and Development Grants – sponsored by Rep. Jim Keane:  The Governor signed […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 04/25/19

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE APRIL 26, 2019 The following synopsis shows the status of each bill or resolution: Highlighted in green – the bill or resolution has become law Highlighted in yellow – the bill or resolution was successful and awaits the Governor’s signature.  Remember, the Governor has 3 choices.  The governor can veto a bill, sign […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 041919

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE APRIL 19, 2019 HB 2 – Governor’s Budget –   The budget bill has been transferred back to the House for approval with Senate amendments.  The conservation district funding remains intact. HB 6 – Renewable Resource Grants – sponsored by Rep. Jim Keane: This bill is headed to enrolling.   HB 7 – Reclamation and […]

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