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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Conservation and Resource Development

Swamp Creek Siphon project tour.

The Conservation Resource Development Division (CARDD) provides technical and financial assistance to local governments, state agencies and private citizens for conservation, development, protection and management of the state's natural resources.

The division is incorporated into  three bureaus to help target resource improvement needs to best deliver focused resource assistance as follows:

Conservation Districts Bureau

The Conservation Districts Bureau (CDB) provides financial, legal and technical assistance, and training to Montana's 58 conservation districts. The CDB assists conservation districts in meeting their legal requirements to carry out conservation programs locally, assists with the Montana Natural Streambed and  Land Preservation Act (310 Permits), assists the Montana Grass Commission with their service to grazing districts, and administers the Rangeland Resources Program. The CDB offers many grant programs for conservation districts, helps sponsor statewide educational events such as the Montana Youth Range Camp and the Montana Envirothon,  and also works with groups including the Montana Salinity Control Association, Yellowstone River Conservation Districts Council, and the Missouri River Conservation Districts Council.

Find information about Summer Camps here

Financial Bureau

The Financial Development Bureau protects Montana's resources by issuing loans to borrowers for infrastructure improvement projects, manages the financial administration of Montana's Water Pollution Control State Revolving Fund (WPCSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan programs and oversees the Regional Water program.

Resource Development Bureau

The Resource Development Bureau (RDB) administers several grant and loan programs and provides assistance to conservation districts for the administration of water reservations.

Division Contacts

CARDD main contact (406) 444-6667

State Employee Directory: DNRC contacts


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May 04, 2017

Governors Budget Books 2020-2021 Biennium: RRGL & RDGP Programs

Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program & Reclamation and Development Grant ProgramNov 15, 2016

Final Reports Available

Jan 10, 2019

2018 Statewide Water and Wastewater Rate Study

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