About Montana NRCS
Helping People Help the Land
Productive Lands - Healthy Environment
For contact information, see our contacts page.
Montana NRCS Overview
NRCS conservationists spend most of their time on agricultural land - grazing land and cropland - the predominant use of private lands in Montana. They work in close cooperation with conservation districts through field offices that serve every county in the state.
The agency emphasizes voluntary, science-based assistance, partnerships, and cooperative problem solving at the community level through the locally-led conservation process.
Rural and urban communities seek our help in curbing erosion, conserving and protecting water, and solving other resource problems. We help local Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) councils identify and solve human, economic, and environmental problems. Local, state, and federal agencies, policymakers, and special-use districts also rely on NRCS expertise.
American Indian tribes work with NRCS on a variety of initiatives that include resource inventories and the adaptation of our conservation programs to fit the special needs of their people and their land. We have a field office on each of the seven reservations in Montana.
To help sustain our natural resources and the environment, NRCS provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources including soil, water, air, plants, and animals.
USDA has a unique partnership with conservation districts. All 60 conservation districts in Montana have working mutual agreements with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Montana. Conservation districts provide grassroots input to USDA through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Local conservation district boards of supervisors are composed of five elected officials. Conservation districts are organized statewide, often following county boundaries. They generally are collocated with NRCS in USDA Service Centers.
The Montana Association of Conservation Districts office is located in Helena, MT.
The conservation partnership continues to expand where the goals of individuals, agencies, and groups are in harmony with our mission of helping people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment.
Also see A Legacy of Conservation on the national NRCS Web site for more information about the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Last Modified: 11/14/2011