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Local, Commonsense Conservation

Conserving Soil and Water in Madison County Since 1946

About Us

The Madison Conservation District was established in 1946 to encourage practices by farmers and ranchers that conserve our soil and water.  Today, the Madison Conservation District still maintains this focus, by working with diverse properties on stewardship activities to ensure healthy and productive landscapes.

Through education programs, local natural resource planning, and partnership projects, we engage our community in supporting wise land management decisions for now and future generations.

Get to know us to learn more about events, activities, and ways to get involved in supporting local conservation.

Highlighted Programs and Services
What We Do


MCD hosts and organizes educational workshops and speaker series for community members, focused on natural resource conservation and management.

Stream Permitting

MCD administers 310 permits, which any person planning to work in or near a perennial stream or river on private or public land, is required to obtain.

Programs & Services

MCD has a suit of programs to provide resources for community members, including equipment rental, pollinator initiative, cost share program, Madison Stream Team, etc.


Call, email, or stop in the office with questions or concerns, and we will do our best to help and find you what you need.  

Ongoings from Madison County

2023 Madison Watershed Speaker Series

The Madison River Foundation and Madison Conservation District will be hosting the Madison Watershed Speaker Series again this year. These free public events will be held on the 2nd and…

2023 Conservation Winter Speaker Series

Latest Posts
The Montana Conservationist

TMC: Spring 2023

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Inspection Stations Open Across Montana, District and partner staff travelled to Washington DC for the 2023 National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) annual convention, and three days of soil health in Billings, Montana.
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Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

2023: January 2023 | 2023 Strategic Planning Minutes | February 2023 | March 2023 | April 2023 | May 2023 | May Special Meeting 2023 | June 2023 | June…

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