Conservation and Resource Development
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:
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.
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.
The Resource Development Bureau (RDB) administers several grant and loan programs and provides assistance to conservation districts for the administration of water reservations.
CARDD main contact (406) 444-6667
- CARDD News
2016 Statewide Water and Wastewater Rate Study– Apr 01, 2016
Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program Planning Grants - Call for ApplicationsRRGL Planning Grant Announcement – May 29, 2015
2015-2016 Renewable Resource Loan Funding2015-2106 Legislative funding available for Renewable Resource Loans. – May 13, 2015
2015-2016 Reclamation and Development Funding2015-2016 Legislative funding available for the DNRC Reclamation and Development grant program. – May 13, 2015
Governors Budget Book 2016-2017Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program & Reclamation and Development Grant Program – Mar 24, 2015