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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Rangeland Resource Program

About the Rangeland Resources Program

RRP Purple Flower Cover

The Rangeland Resource Program has four major areas of emphasis:

  • working with county range committees, conservation districts, and producer groups to foster sound rangeland management;
  • encouraging coordination and cooperation between private, state, and federal entities involved in range management;
  • administering the Rangeland Improvement Loan Program; and
  • co-sponsoring the Montana Range Tour and Montana Youth Range Camp.


The program receives guidance from the Rangeland Resource Committee, which is composed of six ranchers located across the state and appointed by the governor. Members include:

John Hollenback, Gold Creek, Chair
Steve Hedstrom, Vice Chair, Raynesford
Diane Ahlgren, Winnett
Noel Keogh, Nye
Connie Iversen, Culbertson
Sigurd Jensen, Elmo

In addition, an ad hoc committee of agency and organization personnel serves in an advisory capacity to the executive committee.

Conservation District Bureau staff work to strengthen local grazing management programs by helping sponsor workshops, tours, and demonstration projects. Examples of these activities include the Montana Range Tour and Montana Youth Range Camp.


Rangeland Resources Program Coordinator


2019 Events

Internships (Apply by Feb. 1, 2019)

Internship Opportunity

Internship Application

Internship Mentor Application

Working Lands Internship Program

Rangeland Resources Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 4th

Iversen Ranch

Culbertson, MT




Montana Youth Range Camp

June 25-28, 2019

Bozeman, MT

Youth Range Camp Flyer

Education Projects

The Rangeland Resources Program coordinated with the Montana Department of Agriculture to create these education projects. Each project contains a poster, visual aids and lesson plans written to Montana Office of Public Instruction standards. To request a copy of these projects please contact the Ag in Classroom Program at the  Montana Department of Agriculture.

Rangeland Puzzle Poster and Lesson Plans

Montana Pollinator Education Project

Montana Noxious Weed Education