Working together with communities to benefit Montana’s Natural Resources


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.


Our Team is here to help!

Funding Conservation Across the State

Projects in all 56 Counties
Over $300M Grants since 2021

Supporting Infrastructure in Montana

Since 2021:
$78.8M Drinking Water Loans
$87.4M Wastewater Loans
Sage Grouse
Sage Grouse

$9,715,815 Grants for Conservation
102,835 Acres Conserved

Administratively Attached Programs

CARDD also administers several programs including Rangeland Resources, Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program, Montana Invasive Species Council, and the Western Montana Conservation Commission. Learn more about attached programs.