Broadwater Conservation District’s Mission Statement:
Formed in 1946, Broadwater Conservation District is committed to meeting the needs of the citizens and landowners of Broadwater County, while striving to ensure the invaluable natural resources of this great state are protected and responsibly used for today and generations to come.
Broadwater Conservation District is located in Townsend, Montana. Townsend is home to roughly 2,000 people and is located in South western Montana, about a half hour south of the Capitol city of Helena. The Conservation District was formed in 1946 and is one of 58 Conservation District’s operating in the state of Montana.
The Broadwater Conservation District focuses on many endeavors including natural resource projects, environmental and agricultural programs, and education. The Broadwater Conservation District also administers the Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act (aka 310 Law).
Broadwater Conservation District works closely with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Natural Resources and Conservation Services, Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Forest Service, Montana Department of Transportation, and many other agencies.
With the help of these partnerships, the Broadwater Conservation District is able to secure grants to serve and promote responsible use of our community’s natural resources. We serve a wide variety of members including landowners, area schools, ranchers, agriculture producers, community organizations, institutions, government agencies, and cultural groups.
How Can You Get Involved?
The Broadwater Conservation District is always welcoming volunteers to help with various projects, education events, and assistance with stream monitoring. We also encourage the public to attend our board meetings, which occur every 2nd Tuesday at 7:30pm during summer months, and at 6:30pm during winter months. For directions and more information, visit our Meetings Page.