18-02: Promoting Workshops on Invasive Weeds

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) help facilitate informational workshops with County Weed Boards as requested by Conservation Districts regarding these invasive grass species in order to educate the public on how to identify and differentiate these weed species from other grasses on their ag lands, and provide education on control methods for these species.

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16-05: Pollinator Outreach

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that NACD and MACD continue their support of Pollinator projects, through:

Educational and outreach materials with specific emphasis on the relationship between pollinators and agriculture;
Funding for habitat establishment, monitoring, and restoration;
Development of ideas and templates for pollinator projects;
THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that MACD encourage collaboration with other agencies and organizations to further develop local and regional plans for pollinator habitat enhancement; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that MACD encourages individual Conservation Districts to include pollinator projects in their annual goal setting.

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14-03: Recognition of Local Ecological Knowledge in Natural Resource Management

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts support the development of a Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK) program in Conservation Districts and promote the value of local ecological knowledge to agencies and the importance of local support for conservation activities and management of public lands.

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13-11: Montana Conservation Practices Month

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Montana CDs and Watershed Groups work to establish August as Montana Conservation Promotion Month starting August 2014. Participants will work with Montana Association of Conservation Districts and Montana Watershed Coordination Council to develop marketing materials (press release, logo, etc) and promote their own local event. Participants agree to organize and host a tour of a successful project or program in their area during the year.

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12-07: Encourage NRCS to Provide Technical Support for Montana Range Days

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, NRCS State Conservationist and her staff are encouraged to continue their technical support to all natural resource outreach and educational events to the fullest extent possible;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, MACD Board of Directors work with the NRCS State Conservationist and staff to ensure that adequate support is available for NRCS to continue to assist with Montana Range Days and all other natural resource educational activities and outreach events.   

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10-09: Aquatic Invasive Species

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that MACD petition the Montana Legislature to promulgate, pass and fund legislation that requires mandatory watercraft inspections for all watercraft that are traveling into Montana and all watercraft within Montana that are traveling from waterway to waterway.  

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10-08: Wake Zones on Rivers

WHEREAS, watercraft use on our rivers have increased and; WHEREAS, the wave action from watercraft wakes continue to cause erosion to our river banks; WHEREAS, river front landowners are experiencing financial hardship; AND WHEREAS, there are no regulations to control…

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09-11: Cooperation With Montana Association of Realtors

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that MACD work with the Montana Association of Realtors to include a disclosure outlining the 310 law and riparian protection in the model Buy/Sell Agreement.

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06-03: Landowner Input on Elk Hunting Seasons

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that MACD shall support and assist in the development of procedures, & policy that would support the idea that FW&P include landowners input from each local area before seasons are structured.

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