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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

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forest Management Activities

Swift Smith Blowdown Timber Project 2020-07-07
The Stillwater Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is proposing the Swift Smith Blowdown Timber Project. The project is located 7 miles northwest of Whitefish, Montana.

Jefferson County Noxious Weed Management 2020-06-18
Manage Noxious weeds on state land in Jefferson County Montana

War Horse Timber Permit 2020-06-09
The Bozeman Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) . is proposing the War Horse Timber Permit. The project area is located ~3 air miles south and southwest of Maudlow, MT.

Henry Divide Salvage Permit 2020-06-09 
The Plains Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Henry Divide Salvage Permit. The project is located approximately 7 air miles east of Plains, Montana, in the Camas Creek drainage.

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

Circle the Globe Production LUL Application 2020-07-09
Proponent has submitted an LUL application to film a segment of the TV show Expedition X to assist The Extreme History Project’s continued search for the unknown burial site of George Ives grave. Production will occur for one day during the week of July 22, 2020 through July 28, 2020. No ground disturbance will occur.

Yellowstone Pipeline Abandonment Project Staging Area 2020-07-01
Phillips 66 have requested a Land Use License to utilize State Lands as a staging area during the Yellowstone Pipeline Abandonment Project.

CX Ranch Fence Improvement EA 2020-06-18
This fencing project is being proposed by the lessee, C X Ranch, Clifford & Nathan Cox, on the above referenced Trust Land to replace an approximate 150 feet of barbed wire fence with approximately 350 feet of new fence. The purpose of the fence request is to realign the current fence to reduce maintenance issues caused by a combination of steep slope and timber overstory. The proposal includes approximately 350 feet of 4 - 5 strand barbed wire fence, matching the existing fence configuration. The fence would be built to specifications of approximately 16” bottom wire and a top wire not to exceed 42”. The project is located in close proximity to the Winston Cemetery in Broadwater County.

Recreational Use

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Rights-of-Way/Easement

Gold Cr Rest Stop Powerline Easement 2020-06-18
Northwestern Energy is applying for a utility easement for an overhead electric distribution line across 107 feet of the Clark Fork River. The easement would be 20 feet wide and would encompass 0.049 acres.

Spectrum Communications Overhead Fiber Optic Cable Cascade County 2020-06-17
Spectrum Pacific West LLC is proposing to install new aerial overhead communication facilities to upgrade their current facilities and services Great Falls, MT to Cascade, MT. The new aerial cable facilities are planned to be attached to aerial infrastructure (pole line) that is already in place. These improvements will allow Spectrum to offer state-of-the-art communication broadband services. The proposed easement would span across State owned surface and navigable river bottom under the Missouri River.

Triangle Telephone Fiber Optic Easements 2020-06-17
Triangle Telephone Cooperative is applying for 20’ wide easements on six parcels of Trust land in Sweet Grass and Stillwater Counties for the underground installation of fiber optic cable. The easements that have been applied for are a part of a larger project where Triangle is expanding fiber optic lines to their existing exchanges in Big Timber and Reed Point. The areas impacted by these applications are generally located between Big Timber and Reed Point on both sides of the Yellowstone River.

USFS Big Elk Easement 2020-06-17
The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service has made application for two easements on state school trust land located at Section 26, Township 6 North, Range 12 East to provide access to USFS land: 

1. Establish a parking lot and public access, and
2. Administrative access road

Water

Water Right Environmental Assessments.

Dam Facilities, Reservoirs, and Hydropower

Painted Rocks Dam Toe Access Improvements Project - Final EA 2020-07-07
Final EA. 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.

Painted Rocks Dam Toe Access Improvements Project- Notice of Decision 2020-07-07
Project's Notice of Decision. 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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