Our Mission : To help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations.
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) was established through the Executive Reorganization Act of 1971. It was restructured in 1995 to place many resource management functions of Montana within one agency.
Today, DNRC promotes stewardship of Montana's water, soil, forest, and rangeland resources; regulates forest practices and oil and gas exploration and production, and administers several grant and loan programs.
DNRC has over 500 employees in seven divisions: Director's Office; Conservation and Resource Development; Forestry; Oil and Gas Conservation; Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission; Trust Land Management, and Water Resources.