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!

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Email address

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* 3. Phone Number

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* 4. Area of Residence (Please specify your county and closest municipality)

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* 5. Occupation (If retired, please specify prior occupation or relevant volunteer position)

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* 6. What water use sector are you the most familiar with - either professionally or personally? 

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* 7. Briefly tell us how your experience in one or more of the water sectors above makes you a good candidate to represent the interests and concerns of others in your sector (as either a group member or advisor).

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* 8. Are you able to commit to attending 3-4 meetings in 2021 and 2022 (whether they are online or in person in your region - or a mix of both)?

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* 9. Would you like to be considered for an individual interview of your perspectives on drought management?

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* 10. Check here if you are interested in serving as a regional group technical advisor (please ensure you've also filled out the above questions). 

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* 11. Would you like to subscribe to our Drought email list to receive updates on planning, public meetings, and other drought related information?

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