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Montana Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act (310 Permit)

Information for 310 Applicant

310 Forms page (Conservation District Bureau)

Who Must Apply

Any private, nongovernmental individual or entity that proposes to work in or near a stream on public or private land.

Activities Requiring a Permit

Any activity that physically alters or modifies the bed or banks of a perennially flowing stream.

Purposes of the Law

• To minimize soil erosion and sedimentation.

• To protect and preserve streams and rivers in their natural or existing state.

Who Administers the Law

The Board of Supervisors of the conservation district in which the project takes place.

Application Procedure/Timeline

A person planning a project must contact the conservation district office to obtain a permit application prior to any activity in or near a perennial-flowing stream. Once an application is accepted, a team that consists of a conservation district representative; a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologist; and the applicant may conduct an on site inspection. The team makes recommendations to the conservation district board, which has 60 days from the time the application is accepted to approve, modify, or deny the permit. Local rules apply. There is no charge for a 310 permit. Joint application participant—see Permitting Tips section.

There is no charge for a 310 permit. Joint application participant—see Permitting Tips section.

For more information, contact:

Your local conservation district or

Montana Association of Conservation Districts
790 Colleen Street
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-5711
http://www.macdnet.org/

Conservation Districts Bureau
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
1625 Eleventh Avenue
P.O. Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601
(406) 444-6667
http://dnrc.mt.gov/permits/default.asp

Contact

Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
1625 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074
Fax: (406) 444-2684