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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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About the DNRC

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations.

Administrative Rules

A complete set of administrative rules for DNRC can be found on the Secretary of State's Website.

Department Organization

The director of the DNRC is Amanda Kaster.

As shown in the organization chart, nine boards and commissions are attached to the department. Six of them—the Board of Land Commissioners, Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission, Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, Board of Water Well Contractors, Flathead Basin Commission, and Montana Grass Conservation Commission—have decision-making authority. The other three—the Resource Conservation Advisory Council, Rangeland Resources Committee, and Drought Advisory Committee—act in an advisory capacity only.

The department is organized into seven divisions:

Two of the divisions—the Oil and Gas Conservation Division and the Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission—are attached to the department for administrative purposes only.

DNRC Website Redesign

Montana DNRC has begun the process to redesign and modernize our website. We need your input!

  To help guide our decisions, we would like feedback on what citizens are looking for when they come to our site. What about the navigation works or doesn’t? Do you typically find what you are looking for?

Please fill out our digital experience survey and share your thoughts on how we can better serve you.


DNRC Citizen Engagement Site

The Montana DNRC invites you to participate in our citizen engagement projects!

From water and drought projects to trust lands and forestry, we lead and/or participate in many projects across the State that you may be interested in following or providing your feedback on.

Please visit our engagement site to provide feedback on various DNRC projects and services.  You can choose to read about each project or become more involved by answering surveys, submitting questions or registering to receive email communications about specific projects so you can stay informed.  We invite you to be as involved as you like!

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