22-04_Fort Peck Test Flow Mitigation_RooseveltCD_11.17.22.docx (1) Download PDFThis resolution is available for download here: Download PDF Download Resolution PDF Action taken by MACD: This resolution was brought to the National Association… Read full resolution
22-02_Online platform for permits_Gallatin CD_11.17.22 (1) Download PDFThis resolution is available for download here: Download PDF Download Resolution PDF Action taken by MACD: The Gilly platform was presented at the… Read full resolution
22-01_Floodplain Permitting_Lewis and Clark CD_11.17.22.docx Download PDFThis resolution is available for download here: Download PDF Download Resolution PDF Action taken by MACD: This resolution was brought to the National Association… Read full resolution
Submitted by Sheridan County CD, 2021 (Amended to combine with Resolution 21-03) WHEREAS, according to MCA Code 85-2-316, the state, any political subdivision or agency of the state, may apply…Read full resolution
Submitted by Valley CD, 2021 WHEREAS, Conservation Districts are legal subdivisions of the State of Montana; and WHEREAS, the declared policy of the Montana Conservation District Law includes, “. .…Read full resolution
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…Read full resolution
20-05: A resolution to have MACD and NACD work nationally on a coordinated program for AIS prevention.
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…Read full resolution
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…Read full resolution
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.Read full resolution
19-05: Requesting the BLM Complete an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement Concerning Its Filing on Pre-Existing Water Rights
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.Read full resolution
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.Read full resolution
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts will oppose any efforts to revoke or reduce the flow rates and volumes of any and all Water Reservations held by Conservation Districts.Read full resolution
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) work with DNRC to develop an amendment to the floodplain rules allowing an exemption from engineering requirements for such stabilization projects.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that MACD work with DNRC to provide outreach to floodplain administrators and conservation districts about the appropriate timing of the permitting process.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that MACD work with DNRC to find solutions to the engineering requirements and permitting delays.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, if deemed necessary, MACD pursue legislative action to change floodplain statutes to address these concerns.Read full resolution
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that MACD supports the formation of an Invasive Species Advisory Council attached to the Governor’s office. This would more closely align Montana’s invasive species management efforts with surrounding states such as Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and improve coordination among private, state, and federal stakeholders.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Invasive Species Advisory Council be comprised of members representing a cross-section of Montana agricultural, environmental, governmental, and business interests.Read full resolution
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts approach the next Montana Legislature to request expanding the existing CBMPA law to include development of baseline and long-term monitoring data for all natural energy resources that impact water quality and quantity.Read full resolution