FWP seeks applicants for elk management advisory group

As elk populations continue to be a concern across the state, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is convening a citizens advisory group to address the future of elk management. The 12-member group will be tasked with developing new and creative ideas and recommendations and helping build new relationships among stakeholders passionate about elk management in […]

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Successful CD presentation to EQC as part of HJ27 interim study

HJ27 – Study of Conservation District Funding – is a study bill written by MACD focused on finding and securing more stable funding for conservation districts. To support the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) discussion on January 24th, Gallatin and Garfield CDs presented on what their districts do and how they serve Montanans and help conserve our […]

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BLM MONTANA-DAKOTAS SEEKS NOMINATIONS TO RESOURCE ADVISORY COUNCILS

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for positions on two Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) in Montana and the Dakotas. These citizen-based councils assist in the development of recommendations that address public land management issues. The deadline is Feb. 11th, 2022. MACD was contacted by the Governor’s Office about soliciting interest from Conservation District representatives. […]

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Governor Greg Gianforte announced the appointment of Christy Clark as the director of the Montana Department of Agriculture.

Since May 2021, Clark began serving as acting director of the department when director Mike Foster temporarily left the agency to serve as the state’s ARPA program director. Since Foster’s retirement in October 2021, Clark has continued to serve as acting director. With the governor’s appointment, she is director of the agency. Since 2015, Clark […]

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Recording available: Flathead CD Presentation to WPIC

Samantha Tappenbeck, Interim Resource Conservationist for Flathead CD, gave a detailed and informative presentation on Streambank Stabilization & Erosion Control to the Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC). Samantha also answered several specific questions from the Committee, who is interested in looking at potential recommendations as well as erosion issues in other parts of the state. […]

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Flathead Conservation District will be presenting WPIC Jan. 19th at 9am.

Flathead Conservation District will be presenting again to the Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) tomorrow (1/19) at 9am.  This is part of the SJ28 Study of Flathead River Erosion , which came out of Resolution 20-02 passed by the MACD membership. SJ28 was passed during the 2021 Legislative Session assigned to WPIC for the interim session. If you would like […]

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MACD meets with state leadership in Helena

Pres. Dean Rogge, VP Steve Hertel, and Rebecca Boslough met with key state leadership and decision-makers in Helena on Jan. 10th and 11th. Specifically, they met with: Lt. Governor Juras, DNRC Director Kaster, Budget Director Osmundson, Dept. of Ag. Director Clark, DEQ Director Dorrington, and Nat. Res. Advisor to the Governor Mike Freeman. (FWP Director […]

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EQC meets Jan.24 – 25: Gallatin and Garfield CDs will present

The Environmental Quality Council (EQC), which is the legislative interim committee working on HJ27 (CD funding study bill), will be meeting on Jan. 24th and 25th. The EQC has invited Gallatin and Garfield CDs to present. EQC will also be learning more about the current CD funding mix and reviewing a summary of the HJ27 Session […]

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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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