Annual Work Plan

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

I. Management of 310 permitting

  1. Develop or use DNRC’s data base plan to track 310 projects including final

    • When:  ongoing
    • Who:  Leona & Board
  2. Post 310 information on website
    • When:  Ongoing
    • Who:  Leona
  3. Review 310 applications, conduct inspections, issue permits
    • When:  On going
    • Who:  Board & Leona
  4. Continue to review, refine and educate our board on violation
  5. Consider 310 projects throughout the year that could be awarded for Exemplary accomplishment with regard to enhancement or improvement of  Natural Resources.
  6. Develop & mail 310 outreach flyers to all Sanders County Residence

II. Education

  1. Adult
    1. Develop a demonstration project related to soil health
      • When: Onging
      • Who: Kent, Board, staff
    2. Continue to educate the general public on the use of the No-till Drill and Gopher-Getter.
    3. Continue to participate in Administrator training offered by MACDEO.
      • When: Ongoing
      • Who: Leona
    4. Participate in Supervisor training from DNRC
    5. Look for opportunities to work with County Commissioners, County Planner, Sanitarian and Surveyors focusing on how we can be more effective in implementing buffer and setback covenants in subdivisions.
    6. Continue involvement with the Bull River Project Outreach program
      • When: Ongoing
      • Who:  Leona and Board
  2. Youth
    1. Water Festival
      • When:  Begin Planning in March; schedule in October
      • Who:  Leona, Jean, Jackie
    2. Envirothon Teams, mini Envirothon workshop, Range Camp
      and Natural Resource Youth Camp for Noxon and TF High

      • When:  Spring
      • Who:  Board
    3. Support and sponsor our local schools & teachers that are interested in
      applying for DNRC’s  educational grants

      • When: Ongoing
      • Who: Board & 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.

III Watershed

  1. The district works 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 all-encompassing “umbrella” organization:  Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG).
    • When:  On going
    • Who:  Board, Staff, Watershed Groups

IV District Operations

  1. Review, revise and approve Annual Work Plan
    • When:  January/February
    • Who:  Board & Leona
  2. Review Annual Work Plan
    • When: August
    • Who:  Board & Leona
  3. Conduct annual evaluations of GMCD employees
    • When: February to May
    • Who:  Board
  4. Annual District Financial Review
    • When:  February – June
    • Who:  Leona
  5. Continue representation on the Clark Fork Settlement Agreement
    • When:  Ongoing
    • Who: Terry
  6. Continue representation on the Avista Management Committee
    • When: Ongoing
    • Who: Terry
  7. Continue representation on the LCFWG Board
    • When. Ongoing
    • Who. Jay & Jean
  8. Continue sponsorship of grants associated with the enhancement and protection of fish, wildlife, and stream bank preservation
    • When: Ongoing
    • Who: Board
  9. Continue representation on the Sanders County Aquatic Invasive Plants Task Force
    • When: Ongoing
    • Who: Terry
  10.  Continue involvement with the Local Working Group for Sanders County (NRCS, ESCD, County Extension, FSA. Sanders County Aquatic Invasive Plants Task Force) emphasizing priorities of:
    1. Water
    2. Stream bank preservation
    3. Land Use/Subdivision
    4. Small timber stands
    5. Note:  Weed, wildlife and fisheries issues would be incorporated into each of the above listed priorities.