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Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes: March 8th, 2021

On March 8th, 2021 the MACD Board met for discussion of topics including:

  • NACD Resolutions
  • Partner Reports: DNRC, Missouri Conservation District Council, Milk River Watershed Alliance
  • Committee Nominations: Water Resources, Soil and Land Use, Education, Operations, and STAG
  • Legislative Update: DNRC Budget schedule, Grant Programs, other bills, and a motion to formally support the Soil Health Study Bill Resolution
  • Executive Director’s Report on: SWCDM/MACD merger, Meeting with Director Kaster, Cares Act Reimbursement, RFP with DNRC for Communications Specialist position, standing meeting schedule, MACD Budget, Weekly Legislative updates, MWCC Fall Tour.

Full Meeting Minutes | Financial Report

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Programs Committee Meeting Minutes: March 16th, 2021

On March 16th, 2021 the MACD Programs Committee met for discussion of topics including:

  • Grant Funding Report
  • Bridger Plant Material Center: hiring, adding WY to deed and LLC, outreach, board members
  • Program Updates: SGI hires, Mini-Grant calls, Flathead Basin Wastewater Partnership, Conservation Delivery Agreement for the 2022 Soil Health Symposium

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Education Committee Meeting Minutes: February 24, 2021

On February 24, 2021 the Education Committee met for discussion of topics including:

For the February meeting, the Education Committee continued exploring the possibilities of a marketing plan for Montana’s Conservation Districts. Laura Johnson from the Washington State Conservation Commission presented steps that the Washington State Conservation District took to create their Elevator Pitches, marketing toolkit, and more.

Read the full minutes here: Education Committee Meeting Minutes: January 20, 2021

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Programs Committee Minutes: January 26, 2021

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 Update on the Education & Outreach Mini-Grant Program, Flathead Basin Wastewater Partnership (FBWP), Ranching for Rivers, Watershed Stewardship Funding, and District Assistance & Communications
  • NRCS Contribution Agreements: Conservation Delivery Agreement (Pollinators, Soil Health, & Conservation Stories) and Montana Conservation Partnership Initiative

Read the full minutes here: PC.Minutes_01-26-21

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February 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

The MACD Board of Directors met on February 8th for their regular meeting via Zoom. Topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • NACD and Partner Updates
  • Committee updates and nominations
  • Legislative Update
  • Executive Director Report on the Merger, Director Kastor, Cares Act Reimbursement, computer reimbursement, MACD communications, Personnel Committee Meeting and Job Descriptions, MACD Budget, and MWCC Fall Tour.
  • Report on all funding out to Districts from DNRC in last 5 years.

Read the full minutes here: Board Minutes_2.8.2021

Financial Report: Financial Report_2.1.2021

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Education Committee Meeting Minutes: January 20, 2021

On December 9th, 2020 the Education Committee met for discussion of topics including:

  • David Martin presented on Conservation District outreach and marketing.
  • Laura from Meld Media gave a presentation on the marketing fundamentals:  goals, systems and impact.
  • EO Website changes
  • EO Quickbooks Training
  • Supervisor Training
  • Legislative update

Read the full minutes here: 2021 01.20 Education Committee Meeting notes

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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

Financial Report: Financial Report for 1.11.21 Board Meeting

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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

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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

Financial Report:  Financial Report – MACD 12.7.2020

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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

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