20-07: Requesting the Montana Legislature stop basin adjudications by the Montana Water Court until the vested surface stockwater rights are adequately addressed in the Montana Water Use Act

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WHEREAS The Montana Conservation Districts are mandated by statute (75-15-102 MCA) to protect the soils, water, citizens, and economic base of Montana; and WHEREAS the Montana Legislature passed the Montana…

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20-06: Resolution on Providing Critical habitat through the Milk River system for Pallid Sturgeon

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WHEREAS the Pallid Sturgeon is one of the rarest fishes in North America (Kallemeyn, 1983) and was federally listed as endangered in 1990 decline by isolating pallid sturgeon populations, altering…

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20-05: A resolution to have MACD and NACD work nationally on a coordinated program for AIS prevention.

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WHEREAS the Zebra and Quagga Mussels are progressing into Montana waterways ; and WHEREAS an aquatic invasive species introduction into Montana would have a significant impact on Montana waters; and…

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20-04: A resolution to approve a set of bylaws for the new MACD

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WHEREAS The Montana Association of Conservation Districts will be dissolved on January 1, 2021 and its assets conveyed to the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana; and WHEREAS the…

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20-03: A resolution to combine the Montana Association of Conservation Districts, a 501(c)(4) and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, a (501(c)(3).

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(This resolution was withdrawn during the District Operations Committee, as it is the same as resolution 20-01) WHEREAS the 58 Conservation Districts formed a State Association in the 1940’s as…

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20-02: A resolution for the study of erosion on the Flathead River

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WHEREAS: The lower Flathead River in Flathead County is bordered by a substantial privately-owned lands of agricultural, ecological, and economic importance; and WHEREAS: Recreational use of the Flathead River has…

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20-01: Combine the Montana Association of Conservation Districts, a 501(c)(4) and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, a (501(c)(3).

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WHEREAS: The 58 Conservation Districts formed a State Association in the 1940’s as a 501(c)(4) and formed a second association to hold property and manage programs in the 1970’s as…

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19-11: Ensure That Counties Distribute PILT Funds

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NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:  The MACD requests the Montana Association of Counties (MACO) to correct this oversight and assure that PILT funds are distributed in the same manner as the property taxes they replace.

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19-10: Acquire PILT Funds for US Reacquired Reservation Lands

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NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the MACD requests the Montana Congressional Delegation to focus their attention on acquiring PILT funding to counties for reservation lands as well.

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19-09: Fund the Modernization of St. Mary’s Diversion

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THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) requests the Montana Congressional Delegation to work with DOI to amend the funding ratio and procure funding to modernize the system before its failure.  

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: To also procure funding to modernize the system before its failure, starting with the diversion dam.

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19-06: Requesting the BLM Deny the American Prairie Reserve Proposal to Remove Interior Fences and Graze Bison/Buffalo Year Round

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THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,  the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) strongly opposes the APR’s request to ignore over 80 years of proven grazing management success and their proposal to implement practices that have been proven to be disastrous to the natural resources; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the MACD requests the BLM to protect the soil, water, economy and livelihoods in our districts by conducting an EIS that will address the concerns of our constituents.

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19-05: Requesting the BLM Complete an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement Concerning Its Filing on Pre-Existing Water Rights

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NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Montana Association of Conservation Districts considers the filing of water rights by the BLM to be a major agency action that meets the requirements spelled out in NEPA and FLPMA and demand the BLM initiate the review process.

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19-04: Declare Wolves a Predator in Eastern Montana

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NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) requests the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission to declare the wolf a predator in eastern Montana.

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19-02: Support for the CSKT Compact

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THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts notify our Congressional Senators and Representative that MACD requests their support to secure federal ratification of the CSKT Compact, thereby providing protection for State-based water users on and off the Reservation, making water available for future development and providing certainty for all parties. 

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18-03: Promote Noxious Weed Control

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THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: that Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) is to work with the: 1) Montana Department of Natural Resource and Conservation on an easement development education/outreach project, 2) Montana Weed Control Association, Montana Association of Counties, & other partners, as appropriate, to inform them of Conservation District issues, & 3) Montana Invasive Species Council regarding their potential review of Invasive Species Law.

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