Montana Drought Management Plan
1. Stakeholder Interest Form
We need your input! Montana DNRC, along with the state Drought Task Force and the governor’s office, is leading the effort to update the Montana Drought Management Plan.
Drought is a complex natural phenomenon that permeates all aspects of life in Montana. It can be linked to irrigation supply shortfalls, fishing restrictions and municipal water emergencies. Drought can indirectly lead to wildfire smoke, grasshopper outbreaks, tree death and economic decline. We can see and feel the impacts of drought everywhere and this year’s drought has been especially severe.
Stakeholder engagement and participation in the planning process are central to building and enhancing Montana’s drought resilience. The plan update will use a stakeholder-driven process to expand and improve statewide drought monitoring, preparedness, response, and adaptation, and identify programs and policies that support local action.
To gather local input, we are forming seven regional groups across the state. To ensure effective discussion and robust engagement, DNRC will limit each group to 15 members per region. DNRC will select group members (from among all interested individuals) to ensure equitable representation from various water use sectors. We will also be conducting one-on-one interviews with others that would like to provide input, but maybe can't commit to becoming a designated representative at the regional meetings.
If you are interested in being considered as a member of a regional group or as an interviewee, please tell us about yourself. If you work for a state or federal agency, local government, business or university and would like to serve as a regional group technical advisor, please note that below.
And, if you just want to join our email list to stay up-to-speed on public events, meetings, and more. That's great too!
Thank you for your interest and willingness to participate in this process!