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August 8, 2022 Public Hearing & District Meeting Agenda and Minutes (in-person with virtual option)

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AGENDA – Missoula Conservation District
August 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm
USDA Service Center Conference Room
3550 Mullan Road, Suite 106, Missoula, MT 59808

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 Public Hearing to Order
II.  Public Hearing on Permissive Mill Levy
III.  Adjourn Public Hearing
IV.  Call Meeting to Order
V.  Minutes/Treasurer’s Report
VI.  Public Comment
VII.  Missoula Bear Smart – Jamie Jonkel, Montana FWP
VIII.  Request for Legacy Grant Consideration – Johnson Creek Fish Screen & Water Conservation Project – Ryen Neudecker, Big Blackfoot Ch. TU
IX.  NRCS Report
X.  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

XI.  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-29-22 – The Nature Conservancy c/o Steve Kloetzel – Wildhorse Creek – Large Wood Placement & Beaver Dam Analogues
Geocode: 04-2329-06-1-01-01-0000

MS-30-22 – Eric Siegfried – Maple Creek – Culver Crossing – Lower
Geocode: 04-1975-28-1-01-08-0000

MS-31-22 – Eric Siegfried – Maple Creek – Culver Crossing – Upper
Geocode: 04-1975-28-1-01-08-0000

MS-32-22 – Eric Siegfried – Carlton Creek – Bridge Construction
Geocode: 04-1975-33-1-01-02-0000

MS-33-22 – Malcolm Miller (Treasure State Tree Service) obo Brookside Condo Assn – Rattlesnake Creek – Tree Removal
Geocode: 04-2200-11-3-09-01-0000

XII.  310 Complaints

CM-07-22 – Northwestern Energy – Miller Creek – Hardened Crossing/Ford
Geocode: 04-2092-13-1-01-03-0000

XIII.  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-03-22 (Re: MS-22-22) – Justin Turley – Lolo Creek – Vegetation Removal
Geocode: 04-2092-35-3-02-05-0000

XIV.  310 Inquiries & Issues
XV.  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.  Middle Clark Fork Corridor Project (PL566)
L.  Other Reports
          i.  BSWC member update

XVI.  New Business

A.  Correspondence and Upcoming Events
          i.  2022 Montana Range Tour
          ii.  Blackfoot Biochar Pilot Project
B.  Site Inspections Scheduling
C.  FY 2023 Permissive Mill Levy
D.  FY 2023 Budget
E. 2023 Big Sky Watershed Corps Member
F.  MACD Resolutions
G.  Programs
          i.  Grants Program
                    1.  MCD Grants
                              a.  Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp donation request
                    2.  Sponsored Grants
          ii.  Equipment Program
          iii.  Pollinator Program
          iv.  Wildlife Damage & Habitat Conservation Program
          v.  Urban & Small Agriculture Program
H.  Other New Business

XVII.  Old Business

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

XVIII.  Payment of Bills and Claims/Adjournment

The next Missoula Conservation District meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m in the USDA Service Center conference room at 3550 Mullan Road, Suite 106, Missoula, MT 59808.
Meeting location is subject to change based on the most updated COVID guidance.
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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