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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

Unit MC44-29NH 2019-04-16|
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Mission Canyon formation, 12,624’ MD / 7,318’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented back to surface.

Unit MC44-29SH 2019-04-16
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Mission Canyon formation, 12,242’ MD / 7,314’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented back to surface.

Higgins 13-24 #2H 2019-04-16
Triple derrick rig 20,766’MD/10,257’ TVD Bakken Formation horizontal well test. Surface casing to be set at 2,150’.

Higgins 13-24 #3H 2019-04-16
Triple derrick rig 20,665’MD/10,257’ TVD Bakken Formation horizontal well test. Surface casing to be set at 2,150’.

Higgins 13-24 #4H 2019-04-16
Triple derrick rig 20,756’MD/10,257’ TVD Bakken Formation horizontal well test. Surface casing to be set at 2,150’.

Colorado Charlie-1H
Alta Vista Oil Corporation plans to drill a horizontal Mowry Formation test, 8,098’ TVD/ 12,054’ MD. The location is in core Sage Grouse habitat and requires sage grouse approval. Program letter received 1-23-2019.

Kittleson JR #5-2 SWD 2019-01-23
Hydra MT LLC plans to drill a well to use as a class II injection well in the Dakota Formation. Surface casing to be set at 1,875’. Proposed TD is 5,860’ MD / 5,860’ TVD.

Other Minerals

Sheldon Flats Amendment 2019-04-03
The operator holds gravel permits with DEQ and DNRC and is in compliance with them. The DEQ Opencut permit allows for the use of an asphalt plant on site and the location is shown on the attached site map. The current DNRC permit does not include an asphalt plant use and is being amended to do so. All other permitted parameters would remain the same and unchanged. Asphalt production would be temporary and conducted in direct support of nearby projects.

Conservation

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forestry

Forest Management/Forest Practices
Union Creek Projects 2019-04-05
The Missoula Unit of the DNRC is proposing to commercially and pre-commercially treat 253 acres of Trust Lands in the Union Creek drainage, southeast of Potomac, Montana.

Forest Management Activity
Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Timber Sales

Timber Sales up for Bid Additional Timber Sale Information
Timber Sales Results

Swift Divide Timber Sale 2019-04-10
The DNRC Stillwater Unit is proposing the Swift Divide Timber Sale, approximately 14 miles northeast of Olney, MT, which would harvest 1.5 to 2 million board feet of timber from approximately 203 acres of State Trust Land.

Land Use/Land Use Licenses

Hucke Land and Livestock Calving Pasture 2019-04-15
Hucke Land and Livestock would like to use the Trust land pasture that surrounds their homesite for calving in the springtime. This license would give them a sacrifice area to use for that purpose.

Fouhy Homesite Cleanup
The applicant has applied for a Land Use License (LUL) to demolish/remove buildings, debris and foundations from former homesite lease No. 9378.

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

Turner Enterprises Fence Request 2019-04-18
The lessee of the Trust Land in Section 36, T8S R4W has made a request to construct approximately 0.8 miles of 2 strand smooth wire electric fence. The 2 strand high tensile electric fence configuration would consist of wire spacing at approximately 42” top wire and 26” bottom wire. Brace posts would be fabricated using steel pipe. 3 wire gates would be installed for access and the fence would be constructed to allow for let-downs or bunching of the 2 wires at important wildlife crossing points. The line posts would be 1.25” fiberglass at approximately 45’ spacing. Both wires would be electrified when grazing the pasture using a solar powered fence charger. The top and third wires would be intended to carry electricity for containment of livestock.

Peabody Estate Stock Pipeline 2019-04-03
The surface lessee Elvin C Peabody Estate has requested to place a branching stock-water pipeline on and across the above-mentioned tract of State Trust Land. This proposed pipeline would generate revenue to the Trust through the purchase of a Land Use License. This proposed pipeline and water it provides would provide a more reliable water source for livestock in this area and encourage better grazing distribution, aiding in long-term productivity of the land.

Recreational Use

Prairie Dog Removal 2019-04-05
The proponent has a contracted buyer who will then sale the prairie dogs to interested consumers for exotic pets and/or feed. Prairie dogs can be considered a pest and problem for land managers, farmers, and ranchers. The removal of prairie dogs through recreational means is permitted and lawful under a general recreation use license. The extent of trapping and removal of live prairie dogs for monetary gain will require the use of a land use license.

Rights-of-Way/Easement

Mid-Rivers Communications Cherry Creek 2019-04-15
Mid-Rivers Communications has requested a right of way easement from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for the purpose of placing an underground fiber optic cable on the referenced state parcels to provide a more reliable communications link between outlying areas of Prairie County.

Triangle Communications Fiber Optic Install North of Moccasin 2019-04-11
Triangle Communications will be installing a new fiber optic cable and phone line to a homesite from a county road.

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

Water Rights

 

MEPA – Public Participation Guide
A tool to assist the public in providing quality comments on Montana's environmental projects.

Links to Other Agency Environmental Documents

Department of Environmental Quality

Department of Transportation Montana

Fish Wildlife and Parks