From time-to-time the Conservation Committee considers conservation issues associated with public policy and communicates their concerns and recommendations to the appropriate agencies or officials. Here are links to copies of letters sent over the years on these issues.
Letter to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks regarding distinguishing between native prairie management east and west of the continental divide and for including species of concern explicitely in the plan being developed.
Joint letter from the Montana, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah Native Plant Societies to the USDA Agricultural Research Service expressing concern with the introduction of non native plant species in the Western United States dated 1 August 2013
Proceedings of the 4th Montana Plant Conservation Conference (pdf), Feb 28-March 1, 2006, Helena, MT
Letter to Custer National Forest (2005) Wild horse trespass on research natural area on Custer National Forest (pdf)
Letter re: Plum Creek Lands (2005) Congressional appropriations to acquire Plum Creek lands in the Swan Valley (pdf)
Letter re: Forest Service (2004) A letter recommending that road building be limited because roads facilitate invasion by noxious weeds (pdf)
Letter re:NRCS Conservation Security 2004 Effect of NRCS Conservation Security Program on Great Plains prairie conservation (pdf)
Letter re:NRCS Herbicide (2004) Should NRCS fund herbicide application through their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (pdf)
Letter re:Weed Plan Comments (2004) Comments on the proposed revisions to the Montana Weed Management Plan (pdf)
Letter to Department of Natural Resources (2004) re: Firewise Landscaping brochure and invasive species. (pdf)
Letter re: Forest Service Rules 2003 Proposed changes to rules mandating protection of biological diversity on national forest lands (pdf)