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Missoula County Subdivision Regulations Rewrite Project: AGRICULTURE OPEN HOUSES


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Missoula County Community and Planning Services (CAPS) hosted a series of open houses in Orchard Homes, Frenchtown, Missoula and the Greenough/Potomac area to reinitiate the 2012 Agriculture Policy Project discussion and to give the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the concepts brought forward during previous discussions.

The open houses included 6 workstations on agriculture, impacts to agriculture, agricultural land development scenarios, offsite mitigation, development with agriculture and buffering agricultural lands from development.

Click here for the staff memo summarizing the information collected at the open houses and here for a Powerpoint presentation.


Station 1: What is Ag?

Station 1

The focus of this workstation is to understand what agriculture is to you. At this station you will see a series of pictures. You are asked whether or not each picture represents agriculture. Click here for the worksheet for Station 1. Click on photo to enlarge.


Station 2: Impacts to Agriculture

Station 2

The focus of this workstation is to provide information regarding Montana state law and the impacts subdivision development can have on agricultural lands and operations. Click here for the worksheet for Station 2. Click on photo to enlarge.


Station 3: Significance of Impacts to Agriculture

Station 3

The focus of this workstation is to get feedback on the significance of subdivision impacts to agriculture and the agricultural community. In front of you are a series of scenarios that include multiple development options that are being proposed on parcels considered to be agricultural lands, based on some combination of soils, existing agricultural operation, irrigation facilities, etc. Click here for the worksheet for Station 3. Click on photo to enlarge.


Station 4: Setting Aside Farmland Off-Site

Station 4

The focus of this workstation was to provide information and collect feedback on setting aside farmland off-site. Click here for the associated worksheet for Station 4. Click on photo to enlarge.


Station 5: Setting Aside Farmland with Development

Station 5

The focus of this workstation was to provide information and collect feedback setting aside farmland with development. Click here for the associated worksheet for Station 5. Click on photo to enlarge.


Station 6: Developing with Buffers

Station 6

The focus of this workstation was to provide information and collect feedback on developing with buffers. Click here for the associated worksheet for Station 6. Click on photo to enlarge.


Contact and Office Location

Questions about the project in general should be directed to
Tim Worley, CAPS Senior Planner
, at 258-4657.

Mailing Address:
200 West Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Office Address:
323 W. Alder St.
Missoula, MT 59802
(Click here for map)
Email Address: caps@co.missoula.mt.us

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UPDATED July 1, 2014