Professional Development Support is currently available for Conservation District Staff and Supervisors and for Big Sky Watershed Corps Members and Host Sites implementing DEQ-approved Watershed Restoration Plans. Click on the links above for more information.
The MWCC Watershed Fund has funding to assist our community-based watershed conservation partners with expenses for professional development opportunities related to natural resource conservation and watershed health, including organizational capacity to achieve conservation goals. This may include attending trainings, conferences, and workshops on a wide range of topics.
Funding is available on a rolling basis, depending on availability and is disbursed on a reimbursement basis. Award amounts are typically less than $500, but MWCC does consider financial need and the reality that some of our watershed conservation partners have high travel costs to attend far-flung trainings. Information on specific funding opportunities are linked above.
The purpose of this funding is to allow community-based watershed conservation organizations to acquire skills and knowledge relevant to natural resource conservation and watershed health.
Who Qualifies for Support?
Watershed conservation organizations that are increasing the capacity of local communities to advance conservation using the Watershed Approach are eligible. This includes watershed groups; conservation, irrigation, and water quality districts; non-profits; forest collaboratives; tribal entities; and tribal government agencies. Federal agencies, state agencies, individuals, and for-profit entities are not eligible.
Professional Development Support is currently available for Conservation District Staff and Supervisors and for Big Sky Watershed Corps Members and Host Sites implementing DEQ-approved Watershed Restoration Plans. Click on the links above for more information and to apply.
Please contact Watershed Programs Coordinator Terri Nichols with any questions.