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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.
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.