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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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2012 Seminar


Monday, July 16th, 2012 – Montana Floodplain Management Workshop
NFIP Overview – Mary Guokas, MT DNRC
DNRC Overview – Traci Sears, MT DNRC
Model Ordinance Overview – Laurence Siroky and Traci Sears, MT DNRC
Technical Aspects of Mapping – Larry Schock, MT DNRC
RiskMAP Program Overview – Mary Gibson, MT DNRC
Alterations/Changes to FIRMs – Marijo Brady, FEMA Region VIII
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 – Permitting Workshop
Permitting Basics for the Local Community – Briona Shipman and Larry Schock, MT DNRC
Section 404 and Section 10 Permit, USACE – Todd Tillinger, USACE Omaha District
310 Permitting – Chris Evans, Lewis and Clark Conservation District
SPA 124 Permits – Beau Downing, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Federal Requirements for Floodplain Activities – Marijo Brady, FEMA Region VIII
Emergency Permitting/DNRC Regional Engineer Role – Larry Schock, MT DNRC
Permitting Case Study – Sean O’Callaghan, Gallatin County Planning Director
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 – Community Rating System Overview
Community Rating System (CRS) Program Overview – Marijo Brady, FEMA Region VIII
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 – GIS Applications for Floodplain Management
Basic GIS for Floodplain Managers 2012 – Zac Collins, Atkins
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 – DNRC Floodplain Engineering 101 Workshop
Floodplain Engineering 101 – Steve Story, MT DNRC
Basic Floodplain Concepts – Larry Schock
Estimating BFE’s in A Zones – Marc Pitman, MT DNRC
Floodplain Project Scoping Considerations – John Connors, MT DNRC
State Guidelines and Standards – Steve Story, MT DNRC
Model Ordinance – Laurence Siroky, MT DNRC
CLOMR/LOMR Lessons Learned: Tramway Gulch and Reese Canyon Creek – Kim Draper, Water and Environmental Technologies
Floodplain Fiction: Reconciling Physical Reality with Procedure – Bruce Anderson, WGM Group
Flood Discharge Frequency Analysis of the Big Hole Watershed – Ben Fennelly and Matt Johnson, Atkins
Lessons Learned from the Legal Side of Permitting – Jeremiah Theys, Great West Engineering
Preparing Your Project for a Successful Review at the Local Level – Sean O’Callaghan, Gallatin County Planning Director
Daly Ditch Diversion Project: A LOMR Case Study – Paul Parson, Morrison Maierle
Thursday, July 19, 2012 – Silver Jackets Session
Silver Jackets Program – Colleen Horihan, USACE Omaha District
Friday, July 20th, 2012 - Interactive Response and Recovery Workshop
It’s a Disaster! – Marijo Brady, FEMA Region VIII
National Weather Service Overview – Ray Nickless, Missoula NWS

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 Outreach Coordinator 
(406) 444-0599

Mapping Outreach Coordinator
(406) 444-6732