Annual Work Plan

2018 Annual Plan of Operations and Action

Mission:    To protect and enhance the natural resources of the district and to educate the public about natural resource concerns

  1. Management of 310 Permitting
    1. Post 310 information on website.
      1. When: Ongoing
      2. Who: Leona & Brita
    2. Review 310 applications, conduct inspections, and issue permits.
      1. When: Ongoing
      2. Who: Board & Leona
    3. Continue to review, refine, and educate our board on violation procedures.
    4. Continue to review and refine Green Mountain Conservation Distict (GMCD) policies on 310 site visits.
    5. Consider 310 projects throughout the year that could be awarded for exemplary accomplishment with regard to enhancement or improvement of natural resources.
  2. Education
    1. Adult
      1. Continue to educate the general public on the use of the No-Till Drill.
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Board
      2. Continue to participate in Administrator trainings offered.
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Leona
      3. Participate in Supervisor trainings offered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) and the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD).
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Board
      4. Participate in Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) conservation web trainings.
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Board & Leona
      5. Continue efforts to coordinate outdoor resource education in local schools
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Mindy & Leona
      6. Look for opportunities to work with Sanders County Commissioners, County Planner, Sanitarian, and Surveyors focusing on how we can be more effective in implementing buffer and setback covenants in subdivisions.
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Board
      7. Continue involvement with Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) on outreach related to the Bull River Re-vegetation Project.
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Board & Leona
      8. Youth
        1. Water Festival
          1. When: Begin planning in March; schedule in October
          2. Who: Mindy, Leona, Jean, & Jackie
        2. Inform, support, and sponsor systematic outreach to local schools & teachers that are interested in applying for DNRC’s educational grants.
          1. When: Ongoing
          2. Who: Mindy & Leona
        3. Supervisor/Associate Supervisors
          1. Increase knowledge of subdivision process, laws, and waste water; floodplain; and water quality issues.
          2. Develop and/or support Supervisor/Associate Supervisor training or education opportunities whenever possible.
  3. Watershed
    1. Work with the Elk Creek, Prospect Creek, Trout Creek, Whitepine Creek, Rock Creek, Pilgrim Creek, Bull River, and Little Beaver Creek Watershed Councils, as well as the LCFWG.
      1. When: Ongoing
      2. Who: Board & Leona
    2. District Operations
      1. Review, revise, and approve Annual Work Plan.
        1. When: January-February
        2. Who: Board & Leona
      2. Review Annual Work Plan.
        1. When: August
        2. Who: Board & Leona
      3. Conduct annual evaluations of GMCD employees.
        1. When: February-May
        2. Who: Board
      4. Conduct annual district financial review.
        1. When: February-June
        2. Who: Leona
      5. Continue representation on the Clark Fork Settlement Agreement.
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Leona & Kent
      6. Continue representation on the Avista Management Committee
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Terry
      7. Continue representation in the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: TBD
      8. Continue sponsorship of grants associated with the enhancement and protection of fish, wildlife, and streams.
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Board
      9. Continue representation on the Aquatic Invasive Plants Task Force
        1. When: Ongoing
        2. Who: Terry
      10. Continue involvement with the Local Work Group for Sanders County (Natural Resource Conservation Service, Eastern Sanders County Conservation District, Sanders County Extension, Farm Service Administration, Aquatic Invasive Plants Task Force) emphasizing priorities of:
        1. Water
        2. Stream bank preservation
        3. Land use / Subdivision
        4. Small timber stands

Note: Weed, wildlife, and fisheries issues will be incorporated into each of the above listed priorities.