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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Montana DNRC

Welcome to Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. The DNRC's mission is to help to ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations.
Montana DNRC is made up of the following divisions, boards and commissions: Board of Oil and Gas, Conservation and Resource Development, Forestry, Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission, Trust Lands Management, and Water.
Grants and Loans
DNRC administers a wide range of grants and loans for Montana, assisting cities and towns, conservation districts, private landowners, and other groups in managing natural resource issues at the local level.
Licenses and Permits
DNRC issues licenses and permits for a variety of activities. This page contains the most-requested items from each division.
Public Information
Land Board
State trust lands are managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Trust Lands Management Division. Timber, surface, and mineral resources are managed for the benefit of the common schools and the other endowed institutions in Montana, under the direction of the State Board of Land Commissioners. The board consists of Montana's five top elected officials.
Flood and Fire
DNRC provides information and other resources for Montana citizen's before, during and after emergencies.
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About the DNRC
Carousel PDFs
All of the images for the DNRC Website
2016 Western States WUI RFP
Request for proposals for FY2016 Western States WUI grant program
WSFM 2016 Application
Official application form
Elect AFE
March 2010 Agenda Item and Minutes
ND Lease Form
WSFM 17 Application
WSFM 17 Instructions and Criteria
Sub-recipient Information Sheet
All potential applicants must review this document to determine if they meet basic criteria to be a DNRC grant sub-recipient.
Boards and Commissions
2016 Department Report
2016 Department Report
2017 Wood Energy Grant
2017 Wood Energy Grant
FY18 WSF Application
FY18 WSF Grant criteria and instructions
Montana Plan
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Sage Grouse Credit Projects
2019 Department Report
2019 Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Report to the Legislature
Contact DNRC
Phone Numbers and Contact Links for DNRC
Water Distribution Guide
On public lands in Beaverhead County, vandalism has a cost, but toll on volunteers also a concern
State Trust Lands produce $45.9 million for schools
City of Malta approved for SRF loan to modernize wastewater system
Deadlines extended for RRGL grant applications
COVID-19 Press Release
DNRC offices limit access, remain open
Notice: Special Recreational Use License for Outfitting on State Land / Competitive Bid
DNRC loan refinance will save town of Lima $94,000
Proposed Boulder Land Exchange / Virtual Public Hearing Notice
Decision Notice issued for Elbow Lake Dam
Take the stream gage user survey
Business Adaptability Grants available to offset Covid-19 expenses
Land Banking Report July 2020
Recent rains benefit much of Montana; state's southern tier experiencing drought conditions
DNRC adopts new sustainable yield calculation for forested trust lands
DNRC’s Water Management Bureau awarded funding to improve groundwater withdrawal estimates
DNRC awarded grant to improve groundwater withdrawal estimates
Resource Conservation Advisory Council virtual meeting Aug 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM Virtual meeting via Zoom ,
Montana Unmanned Aerial Systems Council virtual meeting Aug 12, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Virtual meeting via Zoom ,
Nilan Reservoir drawdown will take place mid-October, allow for repairs to dam
Governor's Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee virtual meeting Oct 05, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Virtual meeting via Zoom ,
Subaward Manual
DNRC to invest $4.5M in cross-boundary forest management projects
Grant will enable DNRC to provide improved groundwater data
Montana, Washington join forces to stop feral pigs
Madison-Jefferson watersheds floodplain mapping project
Stillwater State Forest seeking public input on winter recreational use
Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team meets Feb. 24
Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team meets Mar. 24
Governor's Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee meets Mar. 25
Governor's Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee meets Mar. 25
Draft EA on sage grouse conservation easement released for public comment
New DNRC web application offers mobile-friendly customer access to surface water data
Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee meets May 4
May is Wildfire Awareness Month. Read Governor Gianforte's proclamation
Governor Gianforte asks Montanans to help combat spread of invasive species
Gov. Gianforte: Active forest management means healthier forests, more jobs
Governor's Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee meets June 1
ARPA Infrastructure Commission holds inaugural meeting June 7
DNRC announces Record of Decision for proposed Clearwater Wind Energy Project on State Trust Lands
Governor's Drought & Water Supply Committee meets July 8
Governor Releases Summer 2021 Montana Drought Forecast Report
Heavy Volume of ARPA Water and Sewer Applications Underscore Importance of Long-Term Investments, Gov. Gianforte Says
Gov. Gianforte Announces Mobilization of Montana National Guard for Wildfire Response
Gov. Gianforte Secures Wildfire Response Support from Utah, California
Governor Gianforte Announces Project Agreements for Active Forest Management Across Montana
Governor Gianforte Secures Support from FEMA to Fight Poverty Flats Fire
Governor’s Drought & Water Supply Committee Meeting – August 11
Gov. Gianforte Announces Application Scores for Water and Sewer Investments
Funding Lines
Soup Canyon Vicinity Map