Metadata for Conservation District Boundaries Metadata for Conservation District Boundaries
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Title: Conservation District Boundaries
Publisher: Montana State Library
Online linkage: https://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/AdministrativeBoundaries/MontanaConservationDistricts.zip

Abstract:
Organized in the 1930's as a response to the severe erosion problems of the "Dust Bowl" days, Montana's 58 conservation districts are political subdivisions of the state, governed by a board supervisors. Funding for the operation and conservation activities of each district comes from a small mill levy on real property within the boundaries of the district. Conservation districts help citizens conserve their soil, water, and other renewable natural resources.
Purpose:
The conservation district data will be used for properly assessing taxes (mills) for local conservation districts. This has turned into a problem in some of Montana's larger cities that have encountered urban sprawl. When comparing current city limit boundaries with the city limit boundaries when the CD was created, CDs can utilize Cadastral information to determine mistakes made in the County tax preparation to property owners. Many assessors have mistakenly removed conservation district mill levies from city lands annexed after the conservation district was formed when only city limit boundaries at the time conservation districts were formed should be excluded (if the city is not completely included in the conservation district boundary). For more information visity the Montana DNRC Conservation Districts Bureau website: http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/cardd/conservation-districts

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 12/29/2015
Currentness reference: 12-29-2015
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: none
Use constraints:
The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Point of contact:
Ross Campbell
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
1625 11th Ave
Helena, MT 59601


Telephone: 406-444-6852
E-Mail: rcampbell@mt.gov


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Spatial Data Organization Information:
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Grid coordinate system name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
SPCS zone identifier: 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
Standard parallel: 45.000000
Standard parallel: 49.000000
Longitude of central meridian: -109.500000
Latitude of projection origin: 44.250000
False easting: 600000.000000
False northing: 0.000000
Planar distance units: meters
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222
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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Montana State Library
1515 E 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59601


Telephone: 406-444-5354
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Resource description: Downloadable Data


Distribution liability:
The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 09/23/2016
Metadata contact:
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620-1800


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


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