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Exempt Water Rights Claims Workshop Series

There will be several meetings hosted by conservation districts around the area to discuss the following:

  • Exempt Claim filings in detail
  • Consequences of loss of priority date
  • How to search for previous water rights fillings
  • Resources to complete claims forms
  • What to expect from a consultant

Meeting Locations and Dates:

Fort Benton – 1:00 pm on 1/22 Community Bible Center

Malta – 6:00 pm on 1/23 at the Malta Business Center

Glasgow – 1:00 pm meeting on 1/23 Court Room, Valley County Courthouse

Lewistown –  4:00 pm on 1/25 at the Summit on Aging Building

Winnett – 12:30 pm on 1/26 at the Methodist Church

Jordan – 5:30 pm on 1/26 at the Summit Corral

Circle – 10:00 am on 1/27 at the Ag Days

Please contact your local conservation district for more information on meeting times and locations.

MRCDC Annual Report Available

View our activities from the past year in our 2016-2017 Annual Report. We look forward to working with you in 2018-2019.

RSVP for 2017 River Rendezvous!

The Missouri River Conservation Districts Council (MRCDC) along with the Milk River Watershed Alliance(MRWA) invite you to join us on a tour of the St. Mary’s irrigation diversion system on June 27th, 2017.  There will be an optional same day tour of the irrigation structures in Canada, north of Babb. We will be visiting theContinue Reading

CMR Community Working Group Meeting – May 19th, Circle

Join us for the next CMR Community Working Group Meeting on May 19th in Circle at the McCone County Fairgrounds. Printable Agenda

Invasive Mussels and Agriculture Info

Invasive mussels pose a threat to agriculture as well as recreation. Learn more about what what you should know to prevent the spread of invasive mussels through your agriculture activities. Click here for information prepared specifically for irrigators by the Central and Eastern MT Mussel Response group.

Invasive Mussel Meetings Scheduled for May

Fort Peck Lake, Montana – In October 2016, aquatic invasive mussel larvae were detected in Tiber Reservoir and suspected in Canyon Ferry Reservoir. Please join your local Conservation District for a series of public meetings to find out what this means for Central and Eastern Montana. All meetings will be held from 6:00 to 8:00Continue Reading

Report on Mussel Concerns from Eastern MT Stakeholders sent to FWP

On March 8, a group of central and eastern Montana stakeholders met with Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) to voice concerns over how invasive mussels might affect our regions and what preventative measures can be taken to contain their spread.  This group expressed concern about the seeming lack of preventative resources being directed toward EasternContinue Reading

Ranching for Rivers Program Accepting Applications

The Ranching for Rivers program has approximately $40,000 in cost-share available for landowners to establish infrastructure to improve grazing management in riparian areas. The program will begin reviewing applications on April 10th, and will continue to review as applications are submitted until all the funding is allocated. Projects must be complete by September 30th, 2017Continue Reading

MRCDC Exec Committee Call – February 21

The Executive Committee of the MRCDC will be hosting its monthly conference call at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, February 21st. For information on how to join the call, contact Carie Hess, Petroleum CD Administrator and Council Administrative Assistant at 406-429-6646.

First Quarterly Meeting of 2017 on Scheduled for January 5th

The MRCDC meeting will take place on January 5th from 3:00 to 6:00 at the Vineyard Room of the Duck Inn in Havre. The Milk River Watershed Alliance is meeting in the same room from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and we are all invited to join their meeting. Lunch will be served during the MilkContinue Reading

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