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Governor Bullock Urges Montanans to Prevent Human-Caused Fires
60 percent of all wildfires in Montana are caused by people, trend continuing into this summer.
DNRC hires invasive species outreach specialist
A Carroll College graduate with a decade of high-level experience has joined Montana’s fight to keep nonnative species from degrading the state’s lands and waters.
Northern Rockies 2017 Fire Season Assessment and Outlook
The Northern Rockies Coordinating Group has produced a highly readable and comprehensive assessment of the 2017 fire season, which includes a review and analysis of potential scenarios for the next several months. You can find it here.
2017 Montana Range Tour Sept. 6-7 in Lewistown
Wildfire risk reduction work continues in the Pines Recreation Area
USDA authorizes emergency grazing in Eastern Montana, Dakotas
Governor issues executive order declaring drought emergency in eastern counties
HB 110 offers chance for property owners to file claims on exempt water rights
Montana Youth Range Camp deadline June 30
Openings still available for camp, which runs July 10-14.
Drought conditions scarce; flooding a concern
2017 water year outlook
Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is May 21-27
Transporting firewood isn't worth the risk
Governor to celebrate Arbor Day in Shelby
Town of Shelby named Tree City USA.
Montana woman recalls a lifetime of progress on farm
Homesteader Eva Amundson's story is part of DNRC's Montana Women and Agriculture Oral History Project
Earth Day Expo set for April 23
Second Annual Helena Earth Day Expo to Feature Live Music, Food and Exhibits, Workshops, & Electronics Recycling THIS SUNDAY, April 23rd!
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.