Working together for Local, Common Sense Conservation
As of 2021, MACD and SWCDM have merged under MACD. All of the programs and resources offered through SWCDM are now offered through MACD. We ask for your patience as we update the content of our websites throughout this merger process, and will maintain some aspects of the SWCDM website while we work on building the new MACD website.
A 501(c)4 organization. MACD supports Montana’s Conservation Districts through advocacy, partnership building, and more.
Programs and Resources
Working together for local, common sense conservation. We offer support for the 58 conservation districts across Montana.
About Conservation Districts
Conservation districts are governmental subdivisions of the state with broad responsibility to carry out programs that conserve soil and water, protect streams and rivers, and improve wildlife habitat.
News & Updates
Dear reader, I'm writing to you today with my last dispatch of The Montana Conservationist. I (your editor, Kate Arpin) have decided to step down from my position with SWCDM.…
The Soil & Land Use Standing Committee met on February 12th, 2021 via Zoom. Topics discussed during the meeting included: Draft Potential MACD “Policy/Stance” in regards to reviewing WSAs MT…
The Executive Committee met on January 25th via Zoom. Topics discussed during the meeting included: Standing Committee Activity and Assignments Developing the next board meeting agenda Reimbursements Read the full…
The Legislative Ad Hoc Committee met on January 26th, 2021. Topics discussed during the meeting included: Officer Appointments 2021 Meeting Schedule Program Updates: Introducing Eric Rannestad and Jillian Henrichon Programs…
Each year, MACD’s member districts are invited to craft and submit resolutions that will help direct the advocacy and policy work of the Association on specific natural resource issues. Through the resolution process, districts are able to provide the Association with direct input on natural resource topics of high interest or concern at the local, regional, state, and/or national level.
MACD has added resolutions from 2005 onward to this website. You can browse our resolutions library by clicking below.