23-05: Resolution to Support the Governor’s Recommendation to Exclude Grizzly Bear Encroachment Into Eastern Montana
Therefore, it be resolved: MACD supports the State of Montana and the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks efforts to delist the grizzly bear and return its management to the state wildlife agency. Be it further resolved: MACD will also support Governor Gianforte’s efforts to exclude eastern Montana from any grizzly bear recovery plans.Read full resolution
Therefore, NACD supports removing Conservation Leasing from the Bureau of Land Management proposed Public Lands Rule BLM-1004-AE92.Read full resolution
22-07_Quiet Season FWP_Daniels CD_11.17.22.docx (1) Download PDFThis resolution is available for download here: Download PDF Download Resolution PDF Action taken by MACD: SB 280 passed in 2023 legislative session due… Read full resolution
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As amended at the 2021 Area 1 Meeting Submitted by Valley CD, 2021 WHEREAS, Conservation Districts are legal subdivisions of the State of Montana; and WHEREAS, the declared policy of…Read full resolution
19-06: Requesting the BLM Deny the American Prairie Reserve Proposal to Remove Interior Fences and Graze Bison/Buffalo Year Round
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.Read full resolution
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.Read full resolution
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.Read full resolution
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that MACD request that all state and federal regulatory agencies have written policies in place for cleaning vehicles, equipment and watercraft that travel off-road or move to different waterbodies, to minimize chances of spreading invasive species when performing field work; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that MACD work with agencies to ensure that a periodic review of policies, practices and implementation take place, with the goal being to lead by example to better protect our natural resources from terrestrial and aquatic invasive species.Read full resolution
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts approach the next Montana Legislature to request continued funding for the CBMPP for program management, water sampling, and reimbursement to landowners for approved claims.Read full resolution
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts work with DNRC and the state legislature to assure that the Coal Bed Methane Protection Act is retained as state law in order to maintain the future option of providing a mechanism to reimburse landowners with approved claims.Read full resolution
WHEREAS, MCA 76-156-102 which is the Montana Association of Conservation Districts’ Declaration of policy, states “It is hereby declared to be the policy of the legislature to provide for the…Read full resolution
15-03: Use Local Ecological Knowledge to Incorporate Predation Concerns Into Ecological Restoration for Endangered Species
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that MACD work with Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) to address predators as listed above as a component that needs better understanding and be included in restoration efforts, as well as control efforts if needed.
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that MACD promote the use of “local ecological knowledge” in addressing the impacts to Sage grouse populations.
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that MACD encourage the MSGOT and other agencies to address all impacts to Sage grouse populations.Read full resolution
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts work with the Montana Board of Oil & Gas Conservation to amend the wording on the Board of Oil & Gas Conservation Form 22, Supplemental Information # 6, to strike the phrase “stream crossing permit” and insert the phrase “310 Permit” to better inform an operator that a 310 permit covers projects in addition to stream crossings; and should contact the local conservation district in order for the district to determine if a 310 permit is required.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts request the Montana Board of Oil & Gas Conservation to encourage operators prior to filling out the Board of Oil & Gas Conservation Form 22, to meet with the local conservation districts to determine the extent of the local conservation district’s jurisdiction over well pads under the 310 Law.Read full resolution
THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts encourage the Federal government to add an addendum to the Endangered species act to that requires preservation of prey for listed endangered predators.Read full resolution