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Sage Grouse Program’s new web site to offer streamlined process for developers
Big improvements are coming for users of the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program’s web site.
Student exhibit documents social, cultural perspectives on the Yellowstone River
Project seeks to answer question, 'Who owns the Yellowstone River?'
Record number of schools enter in Keep Montana Green art contest
2017 regional art contest winners announced.
Rising temperatures offer important reminder to prepare for potential flooding
DNRC encourages homeowners, business owners and renters to learn about the many benefits of flood insurance
Public comment sought on proposed rules for Sage Grouse program
Public meetings to be held in Dillon, Malta, Roundup
Winter Grazing Seminar Jan. 17-18
A great opportunity to meet with other producers and hear from the experts in a relaxed setting.
Governor declares natural resource emergency for Montana waters due to presence of invasive mussels
Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order today declaring a statewide natural resource emergency for Montana water bodies due to the detection of the larvae of invasive aquatic mussels at Tiber Reservoir and suspected detections at Canyon Ferry Reservoir and the Milk and Missouri rivers. The signing of the Executive Order triggers the deployment of an interagency rapid response team to respond to the emerging situation.
Governor announces $1.5M in grants for forest restoration projects in 10 counties
Grants are a component of Governor Bullock’s Forests In Focus initiative
Sage grouse program work sessions scheduled
The Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program will host two work sessions in November on mitigation for unavoidable impacts of development in designated sage grouse habitat.
Public comment sought on draft EA for sage grouse conservation easement
The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) is soliciting public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment regarding a proposed grant from the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Stewardship Fund to support the 44 Ranch Inc. Conservation Easement Proposal.
Sage grouse program hosting work session
The Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program will host a work session on mitigation for unavoidable impacts of development in designated sage grouse habitat.
Watch a Forests In Focus restoration project video
This video explores a cross-boundary forest restoration and hazardous fuel reduction project underway on the Marshall Woods Project in the Rattlesnake watershed near Missoula. Funding for this project was provided by the Governor’s Forests in Focus Initiative, the DNRC’s Stewardship Program, and the USDA Forest Service.
DNRC letters to claimants are standard step in Water Court’s claim examination process
Notification letters sent recently to Flathead-area water right owners from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) Water Adjudication Bureau are part of the agency’s ongoing claims examination process.
Blackfeet Community College is a Tree Campus USA
See a short video produced by the Arbor Day Foundation highlighting the work of DNRC, ADF and other partners with Blackfeet Community College as well as United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota.
Live-stream speeches by Gov. Bullock, USFS chief at forest & rangeland workshop
Registration for in-person attendance at the WGA Federal Forest & Range Workshop is now closed. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell will address the first workshop of the Western Governors' National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative in Missoula, Mont., on Sept. 20-21.
Western Governors Association sponsoring national forest and rangeland management workshop
A workshop on National Forest and Rangeland Management sponsored by the Western Governors’ Association will take place in Missoula, Mont., on Sept. 20-21, 2016.
Sage grouse program hosting work session
The Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program will host a work session on mitigation for unavoidable impacts of development in designated sage grouse habitat.
Drought forums scheduled for Aug., Sept.
Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney today announced a series of drought forums to be held in four communities across Montana.
Ten more counties go to ‘drought alert’ status
Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney today said ten Montana counties – Carter, Carbon, Yellowstone, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Powell, Ravalli, Missoula and Sanders – have reached “Drought Alert” status.
New wildland fire engines delivered to Bainville, Dagmar and Scobey
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) recently delivered three shiny, new wildland fire engines to volunteer departments in northeastern Montana.
Fire Crew’s Hard Work Motivates Cabin Owners to Prepare for Wildfires
Twenty firefighters were dispatched with chainsaws, mowers, a wood chipper and a skid steer to help remove the overabundance of vegetation in the Fort Peck Pines Recreation Area
Four counties move to "Drought Alert" status
Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney today said four Montana counties -- Glacier, Teton, Pondera and the northern portion of Lewis and Clark – have reached “Drought Alert” status
State oil and gas lease sale June 7
The quarterly oil and gas lease sale conducted by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is scheduled for June 7, 2016, in Helena.
Blackfeet Community College honored with Tree Campus USA recognition
Blackfeet Community College has been named a “Tree Campus USA” school by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Sage grouse program seeking grant applications
The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) today opened its initial application cycle for conservation projects to benefit sage grouse and sage grouse habitat.
DNRC opens public scoping for proposed Bozeman-area timber harvest
The Montana DNRC is seeking public comment to evaluate a potential timber harvest on state trust lands in the Limestone / Nichols Creek area southwest of Bozeman.
DNRC hires local government forest advisor
County commissioners and other local government officials now have a new resource available to help them engage with national forest projects within their jurisdictions.
DNRC welcomes new Fire & Aviation chief
Mike DeGrosky brings more than 38 years of wildland firefighting and incident management experience to job.
Winter Grazing Seminar Feb. 2-3 in Missoula
Montana ranchers will find a variety of panel talks and case studies for improving animal performance, pasture health and much more at the 2016 Winter Grazing Seminar
Governor approves $11.6 million infrastructure project for Lockwood
Governor Steve Bullock today announced that the Lockwood Water and Sewer District (WSD) has completed an $11.6 million infrastructure financing package to develop the second phase of its sewer system project.