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Environmental Documents


This web page contains all DNRC environmental documents posted in the last 30 days. To access older documents, visit the Legislative Services Search Index.

How to find DNRC Environmental Documents (pdf)

Coal, Oil, Gas, and Other Minerals

Nothing new in the last 90 days.

Coal and Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG)

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Oil and Gas

Butch Cassidy 2H 2020-04-23
Prima Exploration, Inc. plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,453’ MD, 10,241’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,200’.

Butch Cassidy 3H 2020-04-23
Prima Exploration, Inc. plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,453’ MD, 10,251’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,200’.

Butch Cassidy 4H 2020-04-23
Prima Exploration, Inc. plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,465’ MD, 10,260’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,200’.

Sundance Kid 1H 2020-04-23
Prima Exploration, Inc. plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,871’ MD, 10,258’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,200’.

Sundance Kid 2H 2020-04-23
Prima Exploration, Inc. plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,506’ MD, 10,258’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,200’. 

Sundance Kid 3H 2020-04-23
Prima Exploration, Inc. plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,347’ MD, 10,247’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,200’.

Minerals

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Conservation

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forestry

Forest Practices

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forest Improvement Projects

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Timber Sales

Sterling Line 2020-05-18 
The Helena Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Sterling Line Timber Permit. The project is located 5 miles south of Craig Montana.

MollyWood Timber Sale 2020-04-23
The Stillwater Unit of Department of Natural Resources and Conservation are proposing to harvest approximately 3 million board feet across 570 acres north of Olney, Montana along Highway 93.. Multiple harvest prescriptions and systems are proposed.

Forest Management Activities

Homestead Pine PCT 2020-04-30
This project is a combination of a pre-commercial thinning, fuel hazard reduction, and fuel treatment through prescribed pile burning on 145 acres of Common School land.

Big Prairie Fire Salvage 2020-04-23
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) proposes to sell Approximately 2,200 tons (325 MBF) of salvage timber from Section 12, Township 23 North, Range 27 West, approximately 23 air miles north of Plains, Montana. This action would produce estimated revenue of $32,824.00 for the Public Buildings (P.B.) Trust Grant; and $9,658.00 in Forest Improvement funds. Under the proposed action, DNRC would salvage timber affected by the McCully Ridge Fire, reduce insect infestations, and promote timber types historically found in the area, maintain and improve forest health, and increase forest productivity beneficial to future trust actions.

SE Flower 16 Vincent Timber Permit 2020-04-23 
The Libby Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the SE Flower 16_ Vincent Timber Permit. The project is located approximately 2.5 Miles South of Libby.

S-Curve Mastication PCT 2020-04-23
The Missoula Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the S-curve Bull Pine Mastication PCT (pre-commercial thin) Project. The project is located approximately 6 aerial miles SW of Missoula, Montana.

Smore Potomac PCT 2020-04-23
The Missoula Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the S’more Potomac pre-commercial thinning (PCT) Project (Blixit Once PCT and Arkansas PCT). These projects are located approximately 5 aerial miles southwest of Potomac, Montana.

Ashby Bits Projects EA 2020-04-23
The Missoula Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Ashby Bits Projects EA. These projects are located south of Potomac, MT.

Land Banking Sales

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Land Sales

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Land Exchanges

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Agriculture/LUL

Reid Smith Fence Build 2020-05-18
The proponent wishes to build a mile of 4 strand barbed wire fence on their state lease.

Leinart and Kalanick Fence Build 2020-05-18
The proponent wishes to build a mile of 4 strand barbed wire fence on their state lease.

Phillips 66 Pipeline Removal and Replacement 2020-05-11
The purpose of this Land Use License would be to allow Phillips 66 to remove and replace an existing crude oil pipeline that crosses three separate trust land sections. Due to anomalies detected in the existing 12-inch oil pipeline, a replacement was decided to be the best long-term response to ensure pipeline integrity and compliance with federal regulations. Phillips 66 proposes to stay within their 60’ wide easement boundary during construction and then reclaim the sites in the fall of 2020.

Derik Pierce Stockwater Pipeline 2020-04-20
Derik Pierce has requested of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation a Land Use License for an existing stockwater pipeline.

BNSF Bank Stabilization Revetment 2020 2020-04-20
BNSF, heretofore referred to as proponent, has requested of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation permission to install a riprap revetment on approximately 600-850 feet of the north bank of the Yellowstone River for bank stabilization against the Yellowstone River channel. On March 4th, 2020 a landslide occurred in this area covering the railroad tracks and out washing into the river channel. This bank stabilization would protect railroad infrastructure and limit future washing of the area. The proponent is proposing to use geotextile fabrics in conjunction with sandstone and quarry rock to stabilize the area.

Recreational Use

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Rights-of-Way/Easement

McCone Electric
McCone Electric Co-op has filed an easement application for an above ground electric line across state Trust Lands.

Mohar Historic ROW

Application for a historic easement across a two-track trail that grants access to farm/ranch lands. A two-track trail goes along the borders of two separate state leases and grants access to private lands owned by Terry and Brenda Mohar. The length of the two-track trail extends approximately 0.23mi to the north between sections 2 and 3 of 33N 24E, then the road goes west approximately 1.0mi between section 3 and Section 34 of 34N 24E, of which is Privately owned by the Mohar’s.

Galen Beck Powerline 2020-05-11

NWE has applied for an easement for an existing powerline and a new underground powerline.

Fiber Optic Cables-Madison River Bore 2020-05-07
Rural fiber installation project

Underground Fiber Optic Com. Cable 2020-05-07
Rural fiber installation project

Missouri River Pipelines 2020-04-30
Phillips 66 Carrier, LLC has applied to DNRC for Right of Way Easements for two pipelines (one 8” and one 12” parallel to each other) under the Missouri River. Both pipelines were installed in the 1960’s, and the 12” pipeline needs to be replaced to maintain integrity of the line. These pipelines are part of infrastructure which delivers crude oil from Canada to refineries in Billings. Both river-crossing sites are located in T21N-R5E-Section 11 in Cascade County. The 8” pipeline is 639.25’ from low watermark to low watermark, under the Missouri River. The existing 12” pipeline would be removed and replaced approximately 50’ upstream. The proposed new 12” pipeline would be 652.8’ in length from low watermark to low watermark, under the Missouri River. This site is located approximately 11.5 miles northeast of Great Falls, MT and approximately 1 mile downstream from Morony Dam.

Spectrum Underground Line From Havre to Malta 2020-04-30
Spectrum Pacific West LLC, is proposing to install an underground communications cable. The project extends from Havre to Malta, with areas crossing state land in Blaine and Phillips counties. The below listed locations fall in Blaine county, a separate EA has been done for the areas within Phillips county.

Weeds

Nothing new in the last 30 days. 

Wind

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Water

Water Right Environmental Assessments.

Dam Facilities, Reservoirs, and Hydropower

Painted Rocks Dam Toe Access Improvements Project 2020-05-07 
The State of Montana has proposed to build a bridge and make road improvements to create reliable, all-weather vehicular access to the toe (downstream outlet area) of Painted Rocks Dam. Vehicles can currently only access the downstream toe of the dam during limited periods of time by fording the West Fork Bitterroot River approximately 1,500 feet downstream of the dam. This requires a high clearance vehicle, environmental permitting, and preparatory work with an excavator to slope the streambanks. The access road and bridge will be used to support both ongoing operation, maintenance and repair activities, as well as anticipated future major repair and reconstruction activities. The improved access will also allow aquatic resource impacts and streamflow interruptions to be minimized.

Water Rights

 

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