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April 11, 2022 District Meeting Agenda and Minutes (in-person with virtual option)

Approved Minutes from the 04/11/2022 Meeting

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AGENDA – Missoula Conservation District
USDA Service Center Conference Room
3550 Mullan Road, Suite 106, Missoula, MT 59808
April 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm

For access information on joining the meeting virtually by Zoom video conference or by phone, please contact:
Radley Watkins: or 406-214-5131
Bryan Vogt: or 406-880-3526

 I.  Call Meeting to Order
II.  Minutes/Treasurer’s Report
III.  Public Comment
IV. NRCS Report
V. Existing 310 Permits 

MS-07-18 – Threshold Contracting – Rattlesnake Creek – Vegetation Removal, Tree Removal, Building in Riparian Zone
Geocode: 04-2200-11-2-05-08-0000

MS-17-21 – Double Arrow Ranch Landowners Association – Trail Creek – Bridge Construction
Geocode: 04-2540-14-1-01-03-0000

VI. 310 Permit Applications

MS-33-21 (Re: CM-02-21) (Tabled 09/13/21) – Todd & Lisa Bender – Cooney Creek – Channel/Bank Restoration
Geocode: 04-2992-06-2-01-15-0000

MS-43-21 (Re: CM-05-21) (Tabled 11/08/21) – Robert Shaffer obo Double Arrow Ranch – Drew Creek – Restoration
Geocode: 04-2541-07-2-02-07-0000

MS-12-22 – John Taknen – Woodchuck Creek – Culvert Installation
Geocode: 04-1976-25-1-02-03-0000

MS-13-22 – Al Zepeda – Lolo Creek – New Construction: Residence, Cabins, Well, Road, & Pond
Geocode: 04-2092-33-4-01-05-0000

MS-14-22 – Malcolm Miller (Treasure State Tree Service) obo Sycamore Trust – Rattlesnake Creek – Tree Removal
Geocode: 04-2200-14-3-06-06-0000

MS-15-22 – Kathryn Logan – Swan River – Sod Installation
Geocode: 04-2992-18-4-02-13-0000

MS-16-22 – Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited obo Larry Carrico – Clearwater River – Bank/Channel Restoration
Geocode: 04-2649-08-4-01-01-0000

VII. 310 Complaints

CM-06-20 (Re: MS-31-20, AWM 11/09/20) – Mark and Cassandra Rideg and William Rideg – Spring Creek – Dam Building/Maintenance
Geocode: 04-2427-07-1-01-01-0000 and 04-2427-07-1-02-08-0000

CM-01-22 – Joseph Boyer Jr. – Clark Fork River – Bank Manipulation
Geocode: 04-2428-33-4-02-03-0000

VIII. 310 Existing Violations

CM-02-21 (Re: MS-33-21) – Deborah and Andrew Carstensen – Cooney Creek – Point of Diversion
Geocode: 04-2992-06-2-01-13-0000

CM-05-21 (Re: MS-43-21) – Double Arrow Ranch Landowners Association c/o Greg Neudecker – Drew Creek – Fill in Stream
Geocode: 04-2541-07-2-02-07-0000

CM-06-21 (Re: MS-38-21) – Robert & Ann Miller – Swan River – Tree Removal/Equipment in Stream
Geocode: 04-2992-18-2-01-13-0000 

IX. 310 Inquiries & Issues
X. Reports

       A. County Attorney Report
       B. Montana FWP
       C. DNRC Conservation District Bureau
       D. Bitter Root RC&D
       E. Weed District/Extension
       F. Watershed Groups
       G. Planning Board Update
       H. Water Quality District
       I. District Committees
       J. Missoula CD Employees
      K. Other Reports
            i. BSWC member update

XI. New Business

       A. Correspondence and Upcoming Events
       B. 310 Permit Workshop
       C. Reprinting MCD Healthy Riparian Guide
       D. 2023 Western Montana Agriculture & Grazing Conference
       E. NRCS Miller Creek Targeted Implementation Plan (TIP)
       F. NRCS PL566 Program – Middle Clark Fork Corridor Project
       G. CDB Conservation Projects RFP
       H. Programs
            i. Grants Program
                   1. MCD Grants
                          a. Education Cost Share Grant
                          b. 2022 Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp
                   2. Sponsored Grants
                   3. Revised MCD Grant Program
            ii. Equipment Program
            iii. Pollinator Program
       I. Other New Business

XII. Old Business

       A. Lease Agreement – Rocky Mountain Gardens and Exploration Center
       B. Other Old Business

XIII. Payment of Bills and Claims/Adjournment

The next Missoula Conservation District meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the USDA Service Center conference room at 3550 Mullan Road, Suite 106, Missoula, MT 59808.
Please contact staff listed above for options to join virtually via Zoom or phone.

Bryan is the Program Specialist with the Missoula Conservation District.

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