2017 MACD Scholarship Application Now Available

Two $500 Scholarships are available for Montana students—high school seniors or students who are attending an accredited post secondary institution in Montana may apply. Eligibility requirements include: US citizenship, Montana residency, minimum grade point average of 3.0, and enrollment or plans to enroll in a course of study that allows students to explore natural resource […]

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2016 MACD Resolutions

2016 Montana Association of Conservation District Resolutions   RESOLUTION 16-1 Support for Conservation District Water Reservations   WHEREAS, the Water Reservations held by Conservation Districts continue to be in the Public Interest for all Montana citizens as originally determined by the Board of Natural Resources and Conservation when they were granted.   WHEREAS, the amounts […]

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Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that I’m facing down the calendar and suddenly it’s the end of November which means it’s time to take a look back and do a quick review of where we’ve been in 2016 and begin to think about where we’re headed in 2017.

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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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2016 Poster Contest Winners

Here are the winners from our annual poster contest. Students from across the state created posters with NACD’s annual theme, which was “We All Need Trees” for 2016. The top three in each category from each participating district were sent to MACD, and were judged at the Spring Board Meeting. Now the 1st place poster in […]

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Scholarship Winners Announced

MACD is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of our annual scholarships. The scholarships are for Montana high school seniors or students already attending post- secondary education in Montana with an intended study in the field of natural resources. We received 13 applications this year (a recent record) and it was a difficult decision for the review committee […]

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The Montana Conservationist, May 4

Today in The Montana Conservationist: The Yellowstone River Conservation Districts Council (YRCDC, for those in the know) is celebrating the wrap-up of a 20 year project. The Yellowstone River Cumulative Effects Analysis is possibly the most comprehensive study of a river EVER. Which means you should probably read a summary of it. The MSU research […]

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The Montana Conservationist April 21

This week in The Montana Conservationist, we introduce you to the freshest face in the SWCDM office: Jess Makus, our new Programs Manager. Also covered: Jeff Ryan reports on a couple of grizzly bears got the hippest item in home improvements: a willow lift along the streambank bordering their enclosure. Some New Yorkers prove that […]

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