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DNRC to Convene First Stakeholder Working Group Meetings of the Comprehensive Water Review; Launches Dedicated Website
Under the leadership of DNRC Director Amanda Kaster, the agency initiated a comprehensive review of the state water management system in June 2021 resulting in the identification of a series of key challenges and action plans to address the challenges. The review is now moving into phase three of the project – implementation of the action plans. Individual Stakeholder Working Groups will meet for the first time to collaboratively discuss how to address two of the identified key water challenges - final decree transition and changes, mitigation, and exceptions. The working meetings are open to the public for observation with opportunities to submit comments during a public comment period at each meeting or online at any time.
Sage Grouse Program Announces $5.2 Million Available for Conservation Project Grants
The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) has announced that approximately $5.2 million in grant dollars are available for conservation projects to benefit the sage grouse and its habitat. Applicants are required to submit an online pre-proposal review no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2022, to qualify for full proposal submission.
DNRC Seeks Public Comment Ahead of Infrastructure Advisory Commission Meeting
At the direction of the Infrastructure Advisory Commission (IAC), the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is seeking public comment on updates to the Water and Sewer Infrastructure Grant Guidelines which incorporate the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Final Rule for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program. The Final Rule is formally in effect starting April 1, 2022.
Flathead Water Management Board Selects Fifth Member
Appointed members of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board selected Georgia Smies to serve as the fifth board member on February 2, 2022, during the second meeting of the Board. The Secretary of the Interior will select a sixth, ex officio member, which will complete the board selection process.
Public Notice: Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team to Meet February 11, 2022
The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) will meet at DNRC Headquarters in Helena, Montana, in the Montana Room, Friday, February from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to participate in person or virtually via Zoom, with a time dedicated for public comment.
Public Notice Resource Conservation Advisory Council Meets February 23
The Resource Conservation Advisory Council (RCAC) will hold its next meeting February 23, 2022, at Lubrecht Experimental Forest in Greenough. The meeting will take place from 9 am-12 pm. A virtual option will be available. The Council will review 223 grant applications and make funding recommendations for DNRC to approve.
Joint Notice of a Flathead Water Management Board Meeting
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in partnership with the Confederate Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, invite the public to the second meeting of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
Public Notice of Infrastructure Advisory Commission Meeting
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Infrastructure Advisory Commission will meet on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. to review Minimum Allocation Grants and receive updates.
First Meeting of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in partnership with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, invite the public in the Flathead Reservation area, particularly water users, to the first meeting of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Board will meet at the Ronan Community Center with the public invited to attend via Zoom or in person.
Gov. Gianforte Announces Firefighter Pay Increase
Gov. Gianforte Brings Water and Sewer Infrastructure Funds to Dillon
Gov. Gianforte Announces Application Scores for Water and Sewer Investments
Governor’s Drought & Water Supply Committee Meeting – August 11
Governor Gianforte Secures Support from FEMA to Fight Poverty Flats Fire
Governor Gianforte Announces Project Agreements for Active Forest Management Across Montana
Gov. Gianforte Secures Wildfire Response Support from Utah, California
Heavy Volume of ARPA Water and Sewer Applications Underscore Importance of Long-Term Investments, Gov. Gianforte Says
Gov. Gianforte Announces Mobilization of Montana National Guard for Wildfire Response
Governor Releases Summer 2021 Montana Drought Forecast Report
Governor's Drought & Water Supply Committee meets July 8
DNRC announces Record of Decision for proposed Clearwater Wind Energy Project on State Trust Lands
ARPA Infrastructure Commission holds inaugural meeting June 7
Governor's Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee meets June 1
Gov. Gianforte: Active forest management means healthier forests, more jobs
Governor Gianforte asks Montanans to help combat spread of invasive species
May is Wildfire Awareness Month. Read Governor Gianforte's proclamation
Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee meets May 4
New DNRC web application offers mobile-friendly customer access to surface water data
Draft EA on sage grouse conservation easement released for public comment
Governor's Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee meets Mar. 25

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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