MAGIP SPRING MEETING - MAY 21--23 - MILES CITY, MONTANA
Registration is now open for the Spring Meeting of the Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP).
The 2013 Spring Meeting will be held at the Miles City Community College. The first day, May 21, we will offer the below 5 workshops for $25 per half-day workshop.
May 22 & 23 will include presentations, lightning talks, Esri hands-on learning lab, poster and web map contest, Wednesday night dinner, collaboration and connecting with the GIS community.
For more information and to register visit the Spring Meeting page.
A block or rooms has been reserved at the Best Western War Bonnet Inn and the Sleep Inn & Suites. See our Lodging page for more details.
Download the 2013 flyer in printable PDF format: SaveTheDateFlyer_SpringMeeting2013.pdf.
For general information about the conference contact Leslie Zolman, MAGIP Professional Development Committee Chair and GIS Coordinator with Census & Economic Information Center at the Department of Commerce lzolman(at)mt.gov. (Posted 04/08/2013)
Montana Aquatic Invasive Species Grants - Call for Applications
What: Grants for the survey and control of aquatic invasive species.
Priority Species: Eurasian watermilfoil, quagga mussels, zebra mussels. Flowering rush and curlyleaf pondweed control projects will be considered on a case by case basis.
Eligible Activities: On-the-ground treatment, surveys, environmental monitoring, preparation of action plans, treatment demonstration, research or design, or other related actions. Preference will be given to on-the-ground projects that result in measurable control of aquatic invasive species. Projects must be coordinated with other projects, state control efforts, and comprehensive invasive species plans.
Who is Eligible: Nonprofits, city, county, or other local political subdivisions or Tribal governments within the state.
Contact: Application form and instructions are available electronically on the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) website at http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/cardd/AIS/AISGrant.asp
or by contacting DNRC:
Phone: (406) 444-6668 Fax: (406) 444-6721
Grants will be available pending approval of funding through the Montana 2013 Legislature. (Posted 03/28/2013)
2013 MONTANA FIRE TRAINING SYMPOSIUM OF INTEREST TO ELECTED OFFICIALS
The Corvallis Rural Fire District is hosting the Montana Training Symposium 2013 this June 13, 14 and 15 in Corvallis, Montana. Host organizations for the symposium include the Montana State Fire Chiefs, State Volunteer Firefighters, Fire Districts, State Fire Wardens, Fire Alliance, Fire Instructors and EMS Association. This year, for the first time, the symposium will include a one-day track for Elected Officials on Friday, June 14.
This special track is designed to help elected officials understand and deal with the challenges of making sound decisions concerning fire and emergency medical service (EMS) operations. The instruction will teach decision makers methods that can help to improve an agency's ability to deliver services without costing a great deal of time and money. It will also focus on strengthening volunteer participation which many fire and EMS organizations rely upon heavily.
Registration forms and further information can be found on the Corvallis website, www.corvallisfire.com by clicking on "Symposium" or visit them on Facebook. Feel free to contact Chief Knapp (406-360-4371) or Dave Cowardin (406-360-0386) if you have additional questions. (Posted 03/05/2013)
GRANTS TRAINING IN BILLINGS - FEBRUARY 21-22, 2013
DEQ NEW SMALL BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN FOR COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE
(HELENA) The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has a new Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Manager and Small Business Ombudsman. Darrick Turner’s job is to assist small businesses with environmental compliance issues while helping them to understand environmental regulations.
Turner has a diversified background with experience in a variety of environmental fields. In addition to his work at DEQ, he is an instructor for the National Environmental Management Academy, providing continuing education for environmental professionals throughout the country. Turner’s role at DEQ includes assisting Montana’s regulated businesses as an advocate and educator about regulatory compliance.
The mission of the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program is to help Montana businesses to understand and comply with environmental regulations and – when possible – to go beyond the regulations to prevent pollution and improve environmental quality. The program is designed as separate and non-regulatory while still within DEQ.
“This position acts as an intermediary between DEQ and a business,” Turner said recently. “I’m here to help and support small businesses in whatever way I can,” he added.
Business owners and managers can contact Turner with concerns, large and small, at (406) 841-5230, or call the toll-free Environmental Assistance Hotline at: 1-800-433-8773. Turner’s email is: dturner2(at)mt.gov. More information is available at on the DEQ website at www.deq.mt.gov.
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