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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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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The State of Conservation, by Joyce Swartzendruber

Retiring NRCS State Conservationist reflects on conservation across the state.   I don’t know why all these great ideas come to me so late.  So late at night.  So late in the day.  So late in my career.  It would have been great to give you a “state of conservation” report every year in this […]

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Conservation is a community

Thanks to all those who made this year’s convention a success! The MACD Executive Committee and staff would like to thank all of you who attended the convention at Fairmont Hot Springs. As always, we feel that providing the opportunity to network with other conservation district supervisors, agency representatives, and other conservation minded-folk is one […]

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International Sage Grouse Forum

MACD was represented at the International Sage Grouse Forum held November 13 and 14 in Salt Lake City by our three Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) range conservationists and Program Director. The Forum was attended by over 350 participants and brought together local sage-grouse working group members, landowners, local planners, energy and industry representatives, and conservation organizations […]

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6 Month ED Report

As I complete six months here at MACD, I thought I would take some time to talk about where those six months have gone and where we will go in the next six months. Thank you to all who have helped me learn more about all of the wonderful things Conservation Districts undertake. I have […]

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