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February 13, 2023 District Meeting Agenda and Minutes

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AGENDA – Missoula Conservation District
February 13, 2023 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.  Supervisor Oath of Office – Sidney Wills
III.  Minutes/Treasurer’s Report
IV.  Public Comment
V.  Introduction of Outreach and Office Coordinator – Sonja Skovlin
VI.  NRCS Report
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-48-22 (Tabled 11/14/2022) – Tollefson Properties LLC – Bitterroot River – Stormwater Drainage
Geocode: 04-2092-02-4-03-01-0000

MS-52-22 (Tabled 12/12/2022) – Malcolm Miller (Treasure State Tree Service) obo ADEA Property Management – Clark Fork River – Tree Removal
Geocode: 04-2200-17-2-01-02-7000

MS-53-22 – Shannon Dougherty – LaValle Creek – Bridge Construction
Geocode: 04-2325-13-1-01-13-0000

MS-01-23 – NorthWestern Energy c/o Sady Babcock obo City of Missoula – Marshall Creek – Utility Boring Site 1
Geocode: 04-2201-07-1-01-05-0000

MS-02-23 – NorthWestern Energy c/o Sady Babcock obo City of Missoula – Marshall Creek – Utility Boring Site 2
Geocode: 04-2201-07-1-01-05-0000

X.  310 Complaints

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

XI.  310 Existing Violations

CM-02-21 (Re: MS-33-21, Denied) – Todd & Lisa Bender – Cooney Creek – Point of Diversion
Geocode: 04-2992-06-2-01-13-0000

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
B.  Montana FWP
C.  DNRC Conservation District Bureau
D.  Bitter Root RC&D
E.  Weed District/Extension/New Building
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.  AMTOPP Conference
          ii.  Montana Soil Health Symposium
          iii.  Grant Creek Working Group

XIV.  New Business

A.  Correspondence and Upcoming Events
B.  Site Inspections Scheduling
C.  2023 Western AIS Short Course – sponsorship
D.  Staff Training
E.  Montana Native Seed Network – MOU
F.  Programs
          i.  Grants Program
                    1.  MCD Grants
                              a.  Quarterly Grant Applications
                                        i.  Continuing Education Mini Grants
                                                  1.  CEdMG-01-23 Deirdre Black
                                        ii.  Operations Mini Grants
                                                  1.  OpMG-01-23 Lolo Watershed Group
                                                  2.  OpMG-02-23 Seedlings 4 Solidarity
                                        iii.  Education Mini Grants
                                                  1.  EdMG-01-23 Regenerative Farming with Cory Miller and Big Sky High School
                                                  2.  EdMG-02-23 Plants 4 People (linked with OpMG-02-23)
                                        iv.  Riparian Planting Mini-Grant application
                                                  1.  RPG-01-23 Nancy Siegal Rattlesnake Creek
                              b.  ECS-02-22 Bear Smart Missoula full application
                              c.  Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp donation/sponsorship request
                    2.  Sponsored Grants
          ii.  Equipment Program
          iii.  Pollinator Program
          iv.  Wildlife Damage & Habitat Conservation Program
          v.  Urban & Small Agriculture Program
G.  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, March 13, 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.