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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Habitat Conservation Plan

Habitat Conservation Plan

The Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) was designed to avoid and reduce impacts on five terrestrial and aquatic species, three of which are currently listed under the Endangered Species Act. The plan was applied in February 2012 and is a 50 year commitment.

The HCP ensures the long-term conservation needs of HCP species are addressed during DNRC management activities, like timber harvest, roads, and grazing.

The species covered in the HCP are:

  • Grizzly bear
  • Canada lynx
  • Bull trout
  • Westslope cutthroat trout
  • Columbia redband trout



By having a HCP in place, the DNRC contributes to the recovery of species, prevents future listings, and strengthens the link between species conservation and trust land management. The DNRC manages activities to produce revenues while still conserving species. 



Project Area

The project area includes 548,500 acres of trust lands.


Frequently Asked Questions

Questions or Comments

Phone:  (406) 542-4300
Attn:  HCP
2705 Spurgin Road 
Missoula, MT  59804