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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Recent Events

2021 Montana Floodplain Resource Seminar - October 18th - 20th, Virtual Event

New FPA Training (Part 1 and Part 2) - January 20th 2021, Virtual Event

2021 Montana Resource Seminar Presentations

Recorded presentations from 2021 Floodplain Resource Seminar
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) YouTube 
Montana's Path to Floodplain Management: YouTube
Risk Rating 2.0 - Equity in Action: YouTube
Flash Flood and Debris Flow Concerns for 2021 YouTube 
DNRC Fire Activity and Resources for the 2021 Season: YouTube
FEMA's Flood After Fire Program: YouTube
Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants Overview Presentation: YouTube
Montana Hazard Mitigation YouTube 
Using Flood Maps and Flood Studies: YouTube
Understanding Flood Maps and the Flood Study Process: YouTube
FEMA Mitigation Resources and Tools: YouTube
Channel-Width Characteristics to Estimate Peak-Flow Frequencies at Ungauged Sites: YouTube


Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) Certification Program  

Program Overview
Getting Certified
CFM Certification Maintenance & Renewal
Certification Board of Regents
CFM Resources
Introduction & What to Expect on the CFM Exam
CFM Exam Resources

ASFPM Training Page

List of CFMs 

Emergency Management Institute Classes 

General Information/How to Apply  PDF by DNRC
EMI Application Tips  PDF by FEMA
Information about the EMI Campus

Past Seminars and Presentations

Recorded presentations from 2020 Floodplain Resource Seminar
Understanding community vulnerability to natural disasters: YouTube, mp4
Achieving community buy-in for disaster risk reduction: YouTube, mp4, PDF
Stronger codes, stronger DRR: YouTube, mp4, PDF
Risk assessment basics: YouTube, mp4
Wildfire-flood connection: YouTube, mp4

Navigating the alphabet soup of LOMCs: YouTube, mp4, PDF
Community responsibilities: YouTube, mp4
DNRC Mapping 5-yr plan and mapping project update: YouTube, mp4
Montana Lidar: YouTube, mp4
Floodplain design, construction, and impacts on flood insurance: YouTube, mp4

How to locate a property on a flood map and use online tools: YouTubemp4
Technical Assistance Program: YouTubemp4
Legal and policy opportunities for disaster risk reduction: PDF
Design for flood resilience: YouTube, mp4, PDF
Overcoming impediments to flood resilience: PDF

Resource Seminars
2021 AMFM Annual Conference, March 2-4, Virtual
2020 AMFM Annual Conference
, March 10-13, Kalispell, MT
2019 AMFM Annual Conference
, March 11-14, Lewistown, MT
2018 AMFM Annual Conference, March 5-9, Great Falls, MT 
2017 AMFM Annual Conference, March 6-9, Missoula, MT
2016 AMFM Annual Conference,  March 14-17, Fairmont, MT
Survey and Engineering Training
Webinars and Presentations 
Legal Workshop   2010 Floodplain Resource Seminar
Stream Permitting Presentation   Sean O'Callaghan
Realtors Training   Larry Shock, 2015, Bozeman

Montana Interactive Quick Guide

 Online document


Contact Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management
DNRC Water Resources
1424 9th Avenue
PO Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601

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Bureau Chief
(406) 444-6816

Administrative Support
(406) 444-0862

Traci Sears, CFM
NFIP/CAP Coordinator
(406) 444-6654

Floodplain Specialist
(406) 444-1343

Floodplain Engineer
(406) 444-1300

Floodplain Engineer
(406) 444-6656

Floodplain Hazard GIS Specialist
(406) 444-6664

Mapping Specialist
(406) 444-0599

Mapping Specialist
(406) 444-6732