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November 14, 2022 District Meeting Agenda and Minutes (in-person with virtual option)

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AGENDA – Missoula Conservation District
November 14, 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 Meeting to Order
II.  Minutes/Treasurer’s Report
III.  Public Comment
IV.  Montana Native Seed Network, Michael Butts, DNRC Nursery Production Manager
V.  NRCS Report
VI.  2022 BSWC Member Report, Mackenzie Tenan
VII.  310 Emergency Notices
VIII.  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

 IX.  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-47-22 – Mark Krug – Madison Creek – Replace Micro-hydro Power
Geocode: 04-2323-19-1-01-03-0000

MS-48-22 – Tollefson Properties LLC – Bitterroot River – Stormwater Drainage
Geocode: 04-2092-02-4-03-01-0000

MS-49-22 – Phillips 66 c/o Jared Shaw – Clark Fork River – Pipeline Removal
Geocode: 04-2094-02-2-01-03-0000

MS-50-22 – Eli & Associates obo Amy Erickson – Grant Creek – Stormwater Feature
Geocode: 04-2326-16-4-01-15-0000

MS-51-22 – Sam Strickland obo RMEF – Grant Creek – Vegetation Removal
Geocode: 04-2200-05-2-01-02-0000

X.  310 Complaints

CM-11-22 – Jack Hamilton – Morrell Creek – Vegetation Removal
Geocode: 04-2540-14-2-02-17-0000

CM-12-22 – James and Hope Fischer – Miller Creek – Vegetation Removal
Geocode: 04-2093-19-2-01-11-0000

XI.  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

CM-08-22 (Re: MS-22-22) – Henry Wheeler – Grant Creek – Damming/Concrete/Operating Machinery in Stream
Geocode: 04-2326-32-3-09-01-0000

CM-10-22 – John Gardner – Grant Creek – Vegetation Removal
Geocode: 04-2326-10-3-03-01-0000

XII.  310 Inquiries & Issues

XIII.  Reports

A.  County Attorney Report
               i.  Closed session to discuss litigation strategy re: Cause No. DV-32-2022-0000640-DK
B.  Montana FWP
C.  DNRC Conservation District Bureau
D.  Montana Association of Conservation Districts
E.  Bitter Root RC&D
F.  Weed District/Extension
Watershed Groups
H.  Planning Board Update
I.  Water Quality District
J.  District Committees
K.  Missoula CD Employees
L.  Middle Clark Fork Corridor Project (PL566)
M.  Other Reports
               i.  BSWC member update

XIV.  New Business

A.  Friends of the CD
B.  Correspondence and Upcoming Events
C.  Site Inspections Scheduling
D.  MACD Annual Convention and Resolutions
E.  2022 Missoula CD Holiday Meeting Meal
F.  Western Montana Grazing & Ag Conference
G.  Programs
               i.  Grants Program
                              1.  MCD Grants
                              2.  Sponsored Grants
               ii.  Equipment Program
               iii.  Pollinator Program
               iv.  Wildlife Damage & Habitat Conservation Program
                              1.  Wildlife Crossings Workshop
              v.  Urban & Small Agriculture Program
H.  Strategic Planning
I.  Other New Business

XV.  Old Business
          A.  Other Old Business

XVI.  Payment of Bills and Claims/Adjournment

The next Missoula Conservation District meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 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.