Elena Evans


Executive Director

Office: 406-443-5711 – Cell:406-546-4714

Elena’s experience working with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, as an outreach consultant, and environmental consultant provide a varied and strong basis for her current work as Executive Director for the Montana Association of Conservation Districts. When not working, Elena gets outside as often as possible hiking, camping, and trying to keep track of her dog.

Kate Arpin


Communications Director

Many of you will recognize Kate from her former position as the administrator and outreach/communications coordinator at the Madison Conservation District. She is also skilled in website design, and built websites for the Madison Conservation District, the Park Conservation District, and the Beaverhead Watershed Committee. Kate is the daughter of a longtime Ruby Valley CD supervisor and a native of Twin Bridges. She most recently lived in Ennis with her husband Al, who is a teacher and fights fire for the Forest Service in the summer. You can reach her at

Ann McCauley


Programs Director

Ann is a  Montana native and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Montana State University-Bozeman’s College of Agriculture with an emphasis in soil science, sustainable cropping systems, and environmental biology. Ann has previous experience working for the Forest Service and writing extension publications for MSU. Most recently, Ann worked for the Department of Environmental Quality in their nonpoint source program. Ann lives in Helena with her husband and toddler daughter, and in her rare spare time, Ann likes to run, ski, and bake. Ann can be reached at


  1. Larry Robertson - November 4, 2015 @ 11:30 am

    I forgot to get a receipt for the Soil Health Workshop in Missoula, can you email me one?

    Thanks, Larry

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