skip to Main Content
1101 11th Ave, Helena, MT 59601 (406) 443-5711 mail@macdnet.org Information on our programs can be found at www.swcdm.org.

Meeting Minutes

January 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

The MACD Board of Directors met on January 11th for their regular meeting via Zoom. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • Donations from Districts to MACD Legislative Fund
  • Update on CARES Act
  • Updates from DNRC and NRCS
  • Nominations to the Programs Committee and Water Committee
  • State TMDL Advisory Group (STAG) Nomination for Supervisor East of the Divide
  • Merger update and changes to the combined budget
  • Forest Action Plan Update
  • Legislative Report
  • Aquatic Invasive Species opportunities for districts.
  • NACD Representative – Voting on NACD Resolutions at National Convention

Read the full minutes here: 1.11.21 MACD Board Meeting Minutes

Read More

Legislative Ad Hoc Committee Minutes: December 18, 2020

The Legislative Ad Hoc Committee met on September 18th via conference call. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • I-190 funding source update
  • MACD Preference List
  • Supervisor Election Law
  • The LAHC will start weekly meetings on Tuesday, 12th January, 2021.
  • Conservation District FY22/23 funding
  • SB 20 – River Basin Advisory Council bill draft
  • HB 6, HB 7, HB30, SB40
  • General 2021 legislative session information

Read the full minutes here: Minutes LAHC 18 DEC 2020

Read More

December 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

The MACD Board of Directors met on December 14th for their regular meeting via Zoom. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • Merged 2021 Budget
  • CARDD Budget
  • Chair of Water Resources vacancy in the Water Committee
  • Rolling Rivers Trailers
  • Floodplain and Soil Health Resolutions
  • The LAHC will be meeting weekly during 2021 Legislative Session. Meetings open to all members.
  • SWCDM Board will function as the Program Committee (PC) until new committee is established. There is a call for nominations to the Programs Committee (PC).
  • 2021 Annual Convention in Great Falls.
  • Monthly Conservation District Roundtables
  • Future Board Meetings will be held over Zoom. Please contact rebecca@macdnet.org for an invite. (You can use zoom OR call in via phone).

Read the full minutes here: 12.14.20_MACD Board Meeting minutes

Read More

MACD Annual Business Meeting: November 18, 2020

The MACD Business Meeting was held virtually over Zoom on November 18th, 2020. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • Merging Montana Association of Conservation Districts, a 501(c)(4) and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, a 501(c)(3)
  • A Resolution for the Study of Erosion on the Flathead River
  • Approval of of Bylaws for the New MACD
  • A Resolution to Have MACD and NACD Work Nationally on a Coordinated Program for AIS Prevention
  • A motion to Stop Basin Adjudications by the Montana Water Court

Read the full minutes here: MACD_Business_Meeting_Minutes_2020

Read More

October 2020 MACD Board Minutes

The MACD Board of Directors met on October 13th for their regular meeting via Zoom. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • Resolutions for consideration at 2020 Convention
  • Virtual Convention Update
  • Merger and Bylaws
  • Legislative Committee Update
  • Board decision to automatically consider Districts who pay dues before Convention in ‘Good Standing’
  • Executive Director Goals and Objectives
  • Comment period for Montana Forest Action Plan (closes 10/23)
  • Future Board Meetings will be held over Zoom. Please contact rebecca@macdnet.org for an invite. (You can use zoom OR call in via phone).

Read the full minutes here: MACD Board Minutes _10.13.2020

Financial Report: Financial Report_10.07.2020

Read More

Legislative Ad Hoc Committee Minutes: October 16, 2020

The Legislative Ad Hoc Committee met on October 16th over Zoom. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • Important, upcoming comment periods (including the Forest Action Plan)
  • MACD Resolutions update
  • Conservation District Futures Committee idea
  • Legislative Panel for Convention
  • Western Bumblebee issue
  • Upcoming 2021 Legislative Session

Read the full minutes here: Draft LAHC Minutes 10.16.2020

If you would like to participate in the November LAHC Meeting, please email tiberi52@gmail.com or rebecca@macdnet.org for the Zoom info.

Read More

Legislative Ad Hoc Committee Minutes: September 18, 2020

The Legislative Ad Hoc Committee met on September 18th via conference call. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • CARES Act Funding for Conservation Districts
  • Meet and Greet in 2021
  • Supervisor Election Law
  • Growth Through Agriculture Program
  • Proposed Legislation for 2021
  • Army Corps of Engineers and Mitigation Banks
  • 2020 Resolutions submitted to MACD
  • Legislative Action Flowchart for Districts

Read the full minutes here: LAHC DRAFT Minutes 9.18.20

Read More

September 2020 Board Minutes

The MACD Board of Directors met on September for their regular meeting via conference call. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • Virtual Convention
  • Virtual Area Meetings
  • MACD loans to Districts for participation in Local Government Reimbursement Program
  • Extending resolution submission deadline to Sept. 15
  • Partner Reports
  • Legislation Committee Report
  • The October Board Meeting will be via Zoom. Please contact rebecca@macdnet.org for an invite. (You can use zoom OR call in via phone).

Read the full minutes here: 9.14.20_DRAFTFull Board Minutes

Financial Report: 9.8.20 Financial Report

Read More

Legislative Minutes August 2020 *DRAFT*

The Legislative Ad Hoc Committee met on August 21st via conference call. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • The Environmental Quality Council’s report on Wilderness Study Areas
  • The DRAFT Montana Resolution on Soil Health Coordination
  • Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) comment period follow-up
  • Special Session Update
  • Meet and Greet 2021
  • CARES Act Aid for Conservation Districts

Read the full minutes here: DRAFT LAHC Minutes, August 21

Read More
Back To Top