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DNRC to Convene First Stakeholder Working Group Meetings of the Comprehensive Water Review; Launches Dedicated Website

Under the leadership of DNRC Director Amanda Kaster, the agency initiated a comprehensive review of the state water management system in June 2021 resulting in the identification of a series of key challenges and action plans to address the challenges. The review is now moving into phase three of the project – implementation of the action plans. Individual Stakeholder Working Groups will meet for the first time to collaboratively discuss how to address two of the identified key water challenges - final decree transition and changes, mitigation, and exceptions. The working meetings are open to the public for observation with opportunities to submit comments during a public comment period at each meeting or online at any time. Mar 08, 2022

Sage Grouse Program Announces $5.2 Million Available for Conservation Project Grants

The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) has announced that approximately $5.2 million in grant dollars are available for conservation projects to benefit the sage grouse and its habitat. Applicants are required to submit an online pre-proposal review no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2022, to qualify for full proposal submission. Mar 03, 2022

DNRC Seeks Public Comment Ahead of Infrastructure Advisory Commission Meeting

At the direction of the Infrastructure Advisory Commission (IAC), the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is seeking public comment on updates to the Water and Sewer Infrastructure Grant Guidelines which incorporate the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Final Rule for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program. The Final Rule is formally in effect starting April 1, 2022.Feb 14, 2022

Flathead Water Management Board Selects Fifth Member

Appointed members of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board selected Georgia Smies to serve as the fifth board member on February 2, 2022, during the second meeting of the Board. The Secretary of the Interior will select a sixth, ex officio member, which will complete the board selection process.Feb 04, 2022

Public Notice: Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team to Meet February 11, 2022

The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) will meet at DNRC Headquarters in Helena, Montana, in the Montana Room, Friday, February from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to participate in person or virtually via Zoom, with a time dedicated for public comment.Feb 04, 2022