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Conservation District Supervisor Elections

As a subdivision of state government, the Gallatin Conservation District Board of Supervisors consists of five elected, non-paid, non-partisan supervisors who govern district business. There are two Supervisor spots up for election this year and they will be included on Gallatin County general election ballots. However if you are registered within the main city limits of Belgrade and Bozeman, these candidates will not be included on your ballot as these locations do not fall under GCD jurisdiction. Click here to view the Belgrade boundaries map and click here to view the Bozeman boundaries map.

Here are your potential candidates!
John Schutter: John has served on the Gallatin Conservation District board for 15 years. He was born and raised in the Gallatin Valley and graduated from the College of Agriculture at MSU. John has been farming and feeding the Gallatin Valley his entire life – growing potatoes, cereal grains, peas, alfalfa, canola, and garbanzo beans. He has been an asset to the board, bringing in an important agricultural viewpoint into discussions. John and his wife Karen have 4 children and reside in Manhattan, MT.
Tammy Swinney: Tammy has a long history of serving Gallatin County and protecting it’s natural resources. Please check out her campaign Facebook page  or her website to learn more:…
Bri Schultz: Check out Bri’s campaign Facebook page.

Pfeil Spring Creek + Pond - Public Hearing

Public Hearing Pertaining to Gallatin Conservation District’s Declaratory Ruling on Pfeil Spring Creek + Pond

The following documents have been provided to the public for further clarification and information as it pertains to the Gallatin Conservation District’s Declaratory Ruling on Pfeil Spring Creek and Pond. These documents demonstrate all of the actions taken from the Gallatin Conservation District and all correspondences deemed critical to the ruling.

SCHEDULING ORDER DEADLINES  *See Scheduling order exhibit (GCD-6) for further details*

  • August 5, 2020 – information from the GCD files will be available for public inspection (see exhibit for locations)
  • August 19th, 2020 – all written statements, data, information, and rebuttal information must be submitted to GCD (submit original and 3 copies) by petitioners and any interested person.
  • September 2, 2020 – the written materials submitted to GCD by petitioners and any interested person will be available for public inspection (see exhibit for locations)
  • September 16, 2020 – all written rebuttal statements, data, and information must be submitted to GCD by petitioners and any interested person (original and 4 copies).
  • September 30, 2020 – rebuttal information will be available for public inspection (see exhibit for locations)
  • October 14, 2020 – public hearing. Petitioners and any interested person may make an oral presentation. Public comments to be heard. The meeting will start promptly at 9 am.

Click here to see exhibit documents.

Covid-19 Update

The Gallatin Conservation District is now open to the public!  Staff will, for the most part, be in the office during our core office hours. 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday.

Due to the Statewide Mask Mandate, we will need to require anyone entering our offices to please wear a mask.  We are also still following the CDC’s recommendations and practicing appropriate social distancing.  You may stop in to the office, but please continue to utilize phone calls and/or email as much as possible.

Please send any 310 correspondence to Becky Clements (District Administrator) at Sarah Bowman (Natural Resource Specialist) can be reached at  Phone:  406-282-4350.

Please stay well and be safe.

What We Do

Mission Statement

“To promote and guide the conservation and management of natural resources in Gallatin County.”

Stream Permits

Stream Permits

Any person, agency, contractor, or firm that is proposing a project that may alter or modify the beds or banks of a perennial stream, river, or spring, must first obtain a 310 permit.  If you are planning to work in or near a stream, you must get a 310 permit first. It’s Free. It’s the Law.



Gallatin CD offers an array of educational events and opportunities for youth, adults, and organizations.  We also have an education and outreach center dedicated to providing education to the public.



Check out our calendar, publications, reports, minutes, agendas, and posts here!

Recent Posts

September 2020 Meeting Minutes

September Minutes FINAL

October Board Meeting Agenda

Gallatin Conservation District’s October board meeting is Thursday, October 15th at 9am.  120 S. 5th St.  Suite B102 in Manhattan. *Please note the time change. *   The agenda can be found here:  October Agenda- POSTED Conference call is available.  Details…

August 2020 Approved Meeting Minutes

August Minutes FINAL

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