Welcome to the Missoula Conservation District
Promote sustainable resource management for all natural resources in Missoula County.
GOALS (In Order of Priority):
- Improve and Protect Water Quality, Stream Corridors, and Stream and Riparian Habitats
- Improve and Protect Water Availability
- Mitigate Resource Impacts of Suburban Development in Rural Areas
- Promote Wise Land Use Practices in Riparian, Grazing, & Woodland Management, Weed Control, & Sustainable Agriculture
- Increase Public Awareness of the Conservation District's Role and Responsibilities
Organized in the 1930’s as a response to the severe erosion problems of the “Dust Bowl” days, conservation districts formed across the entire United States.·Missoula Conservation District, one of the 58 conservation districts in Montana, was formed in 1946 by a group of private landowners interested in conserving Missoula County’s natural resources.·Missoula Conservation District has continued the tradition of locally lead conservation·for the last 65 years through its Board of Supervisors and Staff.
310 LAW ADMINISTRATION:
In 1975, the Montana State Legislature passed Senate Bill·310·- Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act, and charged Montana conservation districts to administer this state "310 Law";·giving·MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks the authority to request on-site inspections of proposed projects, to act as team members and technical advisors to the districts.·Missoula Conservation District administers the 310 Law within Missoula County.·All 310 Law·decisions are made by the District Board of Supervisors at their regular monthly meetings by majority vote of the supervisors.
Missoula Conservation District's Board of Supervisors·meet the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in their office conference room.· These meetings are open to the public.