Legislative Districts by Conservation District Area

To make it easier for Conservation Districts to identify their members of the Montana State Legislature, we’ve developed a list of Senate and House Districts by Conservation District and a number of maps based on the MACD Areas. If you need help locating or contacting either your senator or representative, try using this approach. The links […]

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On-Site Guide For Livestock Operators

We have recently had a couple of requests for our On-Site Guide For Livestock Operators: An operator’s guide to self-assessing their operation and its relative risk for impacting surface and ground water, a publication that we produced a couple of years ago in partnership with DEQ. In the redesign of our website some of our […]

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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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Big Sky Watershed Corps Host Site Applications

We talk a lot about how great our Big Sky Watershed Corps members are. From implementing stream monitoring programs to youth education, and anywhere else you can think to guide them, hosting a member is a great way to increase the capacity of your Conservation District or organization. The young college grads serve for one year […]

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Montana Stockgrowers seeking applications for 2015 Environmental Stewarship Award

Helena, MT – Do you know a Montana rancher who is a leader in stewardship and sustainability, implementing conservation practices to ensure the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their operation? Encourage them to apply for the Montana Environmental Stewardship Award, presented by the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA). Applications for the 2015 award are due […]

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Beaverhead County Irrigators Take Reduced Allotments Amid Dry Conditions

This essay was written by Big Sky Watershed Corps member Chris Carparelli, who is working with the Beaverhead Conservation District. It’s the first in a series we’ll be posting from BSWC members across the state, as they learn about their areas and try to make positive impacts for conservation. For more about the Big Sky […]

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Big Hole Watershed Committee Releases 2015 Drought Management Plan

From the Big Hole Watershed Committee: The Big Hole Watershed Committee Announces the 2015 Big Hole River Drought Management Plan. Please visit our website for the plan, status new and more information about the DMP: 2015 Big Hole River Streamflow and DMP

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Montana State Water Plan Released

The State Water Plan, a 20 year guide to the management, implementation, and understanding of Montana’s water resources has recently been published.  Hundreds of state residents provided their ideas and concerns to four basin advisory councils from various regions of the state.

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