Lewis and Clark Conservation District, 790 Colleen Street, Helena MT 59601  406-389-3895

District Planning and the Local Work Group

District Planning

Every year the Board of Supervisors reviews their 3 year strategic plan and annual operations plan and makes changes as they see fit for the next calendar year.  Encompassing the District’s Land, People, Water and Plant resources, the document is a picture of where the Supervisors would like to focus their efforts, time and funds for the year and how those priorities tie into the Conservation District’s annual budget–which they also review and adjust annually.

The Local work Group

The Board of Supervisors convenes the Local Work Group–usually annually–to help determine priorities for natural resources in the county.  This Local Work Group aids the Natural Resource Conservation Service in prioritizing their funding needs for the County.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.

We seek input from other governmental organizations, landowners and managers, recreators and anyone else who would like to give some feedback on resource needs.  We feel that it’s important to look at the potential projects that come in the door at the Helena Field Office and use landowner needs to adjust the priority resource concerns.  

NRCS funding is divvied out at the Area level to the Field Offices.  While NRCS has the final say over funding, the CD believes that it’s important to recognize the actual resource needs in the county, regardless of what NRCS does with their funding. The Local Work Group meeting is usually held in conjunction with a regularly scheduled Conservation District meeting.

In 2023,the Conservation District will do 2 Local Work Group meetings. The first will be in conjunction with our June board meeting in Augusta and will follow the meeting from 11 a.m. to 12 pm. The second will be in conjunction with our August board meeting and will follow the meeting from 11 am to 12 pm.

To provide feedback outside of these meeting opportunities, you may fill out the CD Resource Survey.



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