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Major Pipeline Crossings of Navigable Streams
A table listing crossings of navigable streams by major gas and hazardous liquid transmission pipelines throughout Montana is now available.
Public comment sought on draft rule for Sage Grouse grant program
sage grouse grant program proposed rule
State-owned lakefront properties up for auction
State-owned recreation properties on three Flathead County lakes are headed for the auction block.
With grizzly protection settlement ratified, DNRC timber program "back in business"
Last week’s settlement agreement between the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and several conservation groups over grizzly bear protections on state trust land brings much-needed certainty to future DNRC forest management plans.
Know the rules for hunting on state trust lands
With the 2015 hunting season now under way, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) asks that hunters and other recreationists get acquainted with the regulations for accessing trust lands before they take to the field.
DNRC Aviation Program Reviewed by National Team
Program is Safe and Effective; Resolving Issues with Flying on Federal Fires Will Take Additional Work
Forest Products Week celebration creates opportunities for woodworkers, forest landowners
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is calling all woodworkers, builders, forest landowners – anyone with a passion for working forests, stewardship and wood products – to take part in the fifth annual Montana Forest Products Week celebration, which runs Oct. 18-24, 2015.
State reps named for CSKT Compact teams
After becoming state law on April 24, 2015, the first steps toward implementation of the water rights compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the State of Montana and the United States are under way.
Oral history project workshop Aug. 26
A day-long workshop aimed at recruiting and training participants in a statewide oral history project is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yogo Inn of Lewistown.
Sage grouse program manager named
Carolyn Sime, a wildlife biologist with 20 years of experience, has been hired as the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program Manager, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) announced today.
2015 Montana Range Tour to showcase projects in Madison Valley region
The Montana Range Tour is an annual event sponsored by the Rangeland Resource Executive Committee and the local conservation district.
Celebrate the Fourth with wildfire safety in mind
MONTANA, July 1, 2015— The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and firefighters across Montana want to help you celebrate Independence Day with wildfire safety in mind.
Sage grouse program launches search for manager
Recruitment is under way for a manager of the Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) announced today.
State's water picture improving, but drought preparations will continue
While recent spring rains have lifted stream flows and improved soil moisture in many areas of the state, Governor Steve Bullock today said the potential for impacts from drought to surface water uses remains moderate to high both east and west of the Continental Divide.
Dam safety a shared reponsibility
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) will observe the 30th anniversary of the Montana Dam Safety Act on May 31, 2015, which is also designated as National Dam Safety Awareness Day.
Wildlife Management Areas Land Sales
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is evaluating a proposal to sell the trust lands managed by DNRC within three Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks wildlife management areas, located in Lewis and Clark, Cascade, and Teton Counties.
Youth Range Camp Applications Available
Applications are now available for the 2015 Montana Youth Range Camp. This year’s camp will be held the week of July 27-31 at Frank Brattin Middle School in Colstrip, Mont., and is open to all youth ages 12 -18.
Montana ready to celebrate Arbor Day
As many as 60 cities and towns across Big Sky Country will celebrate Arbor Day this Friday, April 24, 2015, with the official state ceremony scheduled for May 15, 2015, in Livingston, Mont.
Governor Bullock: forest health and restoration are good investments
HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is providing close to one million dollars in state funding to Forest Service projects in Montana, to increase the pace and scale of efforts to improve forest and watershed health. State investments will be made in Forest Service projects in each National Forest in Montana, funding thirteen projects in eleven counties.
Montana State Water Plan
The result of an 18-month-long planning and public involvement process, the plan contains 68 recommendations to guide state water policy and management from the present into the future.
Trust Lands FY 14 Report
Montana's 5.2 million acres of state trust land generated $114.4 million in gross revenue for Fiscal Year 2014.
DNRC’s Water Management Bureau awarded funding to improve groundwater withdrawal estimates