WHEREAS, Montana’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts have long been leaders in the conservation movement and work cooperatively with other entities representing federal, state and local governments, social groups, environmental organizations and concerned citizens, and
WHEREAS, cooperation rather than legal action leads to workable solutions, and
WHEREAS, it is in everyone’s best interest to initiate open contact and dialog with all applicable stakeholders such as conservation districts, governmental agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations and concerned citizens, and
WHEREAS, there is need for continuous contact and dialog in the development of realistic time frames for these issues, and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, related to State and Federal planning projects and their implementation that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts takes the necessary measures to promote and encourage active participation between conservation districts, governmental agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations and concerned citizens who work cooperatively to address these issues.
UPDATE: MACD sent letters to partners in January 2014 to recommend better coordination with conservation districts. This resolution was incorporated into the Conservation Practices Month effort.