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Additional BSWC funding now available!

MACD, in partnership with NRCS, is offering awards up to $7,000 in funding for the cost of a Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) member for the 2025 term of service. A total of $21,000 is available. These awards are prioritized for Conservation Districts interested in hosting a BSWC member. There is a required 50% non-federal match associated with this award.


This funding is for projects that coincide with the following objectives:

  • Provide technical assistance to agricultural producers to develop conservation plans that address resource concerns identified through the 9-step conservation planning process (NRCS 9 step planning process).
  • Market and assist landowners in applying for and implementing Farm Bill programs to further the conservation of natural resources.
  • Increase communications and outreach to increase partner buy-in and conservation program participation by landowners.
  • Resource-based solutions in the following areas: range and cropland, forestry, water resources, soil health, wildlife, and conservation technical assistance.

If you are interested in this funding please fill out the application and return it to Brenna Rietmann at

If you have any questions please contact Brenna Rietmann at Applications are due by September 1, 2024.

Application Here
2024 Big Sky Watershed Corps

In 2024, there are 51 members serving across the state in the Big Sky Watershed Corps program. There 39 full term members and 12 half term members. Click the button below to learn more about this years BSWC members!

Meet the 2024 members!
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