Lewis & Clark Conservation District

Local Common Sense Conservation

Karl Christians

Recently retired from the DNRC Conservation Districts Bureau, Karl also spent 16 years as the DNRC Floodplain program manager.  He is currently the President of the Lewis & Clark county Farm Bureau, as well as the Chair of the East Helena High School Career Technical Education Committee.  He spent many years on the Lewis & Clark County 4-H livestock Committee as the Swine, Beef and Overall superintendents.  Karl has a ranch operation in the East Helena Valley.  Karl became an Associate Supervisor in the winter of 2018/19.

Why did you originally want to be on the board?

Having worked with conservation districts for years, I learned what good things CD’s can do.   I have a passion for the resources and enjoy working with landowners in sharing what I’ve learned over the years of not only working with CD’s, but also being directly involved with agriculture for most of my life. With that, I felt I could add to the community by being on the board.

What qualities to you feel you bring to the CD/Board?

I have years of involvement with various organizations, 30 years working with DNRC, as well as lifetime involvement in agriculture.  This has given me the opportunity to be able to work with and share experiences with people of all walks of life. I’m passionate for the resources and the people on the ground.

What is your favorite part about being part of the Conservation District Board?

Working with a good group of people and being able to make a difference on the ground.