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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.

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Coal, Oil, Gas, and Other Minerals

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Coal and Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG)

Nothing new within the last 30 days.

Oil and Gas

Kraken Well Pad #2 2017-12-07
Kraken Operating, LLC has applied for a Land Use License to drill 5 wells on State lands. The wells would only be drilled on State surface and would be horizontal Bakken wells. The wells would pierce federal and privately owned minerals in Sections 25 & 26. Kraken Operating has another well pad in the southeast corner of this section.

Kittleson 3-5 2017-11-29
Hydra MT LLC plans to re-enter the plugged and abandoned well to use as a class II injection well in the Dakota Formation. No dirt work anticipated at this location other than digging up existing casing. Surface casing is set at 1,694’. Brine will be used for drilling out the plugs. Proposed Packer depth is 5,350’. Cast iron bridge plug to be set at 5,920’.

Unit MC 22-19NH 2017-11-29
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal well into the Mission Canyon Formation 12,098’ MD / 7,165’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented to surface.

Unit MC 22-19SH 2017-11-29
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal well into the Mission Canyon Formation 10,697’ MD / 7,155’ TVD.  Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented to surface.

Lybeck 1-35 2017-11-06
Behm Engery, Inc. plans to drill a vertical oil well with an objective formation being the Sawtooth, 4,400’ TVD/MD.

ML&E NW Cherry Patch 3-5-34N-21E 2017-11-06
Small rig to drill an Upper Bowes Formation test, 4460’MD/TVD.

ML&E Bowes Dome 9B-30-32N-20E 2017-09-29
Small rig to drill an Eagle Formation test, 750’MD/TVD.

ML&E Bowes Dome 10-30-32N-20E 2017-09-29
Small rig to drill an Upper Bowes Formation test, 3510’MD/TVD.

Pratt 8-20 2017-09-29
Briscoe Petroleum, LLC plans to drill a 5,000’ MD/TVD oil well with objective formations being the Tensleep and Amsden.

Swayze 4X 2017-09-29
Somont will drill an oil well to 1945’ TVD/MD in the Madison formation. The well will be completed with an open hole. Surface casing to be set at 45’.

Little Jo 12-17 2017-09-26
Permit to drill oil well to 11,200’ TVD/MD in the Red River formation. Surface casing to be set at 1,500’ and cemented to surface.

Kai 16-9 #1H 2017-09-26
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 20,881’MD/10,319’TVD.

Dagney 21-28 2017-09-26
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 20,535’MD/10,311’TVD.

Rowin 17-8 #1H 2017-09-26
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 21,277’MD/10,319’TVD.

Laas 22-14 2017-09-15
Re-permit to re-enter above well to deepen, perforate and test the Niskua, Duperow, and Souris River formations to a TD of 5,600’.

Other Minerals

Nothing new in the last 90 days.

Conservation

Nothing new in the last 30 days.


Forestry

Forest Management/Forest Practices

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Forest Management Activity

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Timber Sales

Timber Sales up for Bid Additional Timber Sale Information
Timber Sales Results Land Board Meeting Information

Henderson Hill Timber Sale 2017-12-07
The Missoula Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing forest management activities on 866 acres known as the DeBorgia-Deer project. The project area is located approximately 13 miles northwest of St. Regis, MT.

Tornilla Creek/Skookum Creek Timber Sales 2017-12-07
The Plains Unit, along with the Northwest Land Office (NWLO) of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) are proposing two timber sales, the Tornilla Creek Timber Sale and the Skookum Creek Timber Sale. The project is located approximately 36 air miles north of Plains, MT.

Lolo Peak Fire Salvage Timber Sale 2017-12-07
The Hamilton Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Lolo Peak Fire Salvage. The project contains two sections located approximately 2 miles southeast of Lolo and Florence, Montana, respectively.

Sheep Gap Salvage 2017-12-05
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) proposes to sell approximately 961 tons (156 MBF) of salvage timber in the West Fork Swamp Creek drainage, Section 22, T20 North, R27 West, approximately 5 air miles west of Plains, Montana. This action would produce estimated revenue of $19,220 for the Deaf and Blind (M.S.D.B.) Trust Grant; and $3,744 in Forest Improvement funds. Under the proposed action, DNRC would salvage timber to effectively recover the value of timber killed, damaged, or otherwise injured during the affected by the Sheep Gap Fire (See Attachment 1, Vicinity and Project Maps).

Tote Road Lake Timber Permit 2017-11-16
The project area is located approximately 5 miles southeast of Seeley Lake, MT. This project analyzes the impact of a timber permit on state owned land in the Fish Creek drainage.

Young Creek Fire Salvage 2017-11-09
The Stillwater Unit of the Montana DNRC is proposing the Young Creek Fire Salvage, which will reclaim timber burned in the Caribou Fire of 2017.

Lone Lake Timber Sale 2017-11-09
The Kalispell Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Lone Lake Timber Sale. The project is located approximately 15 miles southwest of Kalispell, MT.

Land Use/Land Use Licenses

Hilger Valley Staging Area 2017-12-11
The NorthWestern Energy is proposing to access and utilize ten acres of rangeland on Section 16, T13N, R4W as a storage area of construction materials, line construction equipment, and parking of heavy equipment.

Sieben Stockwater Development 2017-12-05
The proponent is proposing to install a new underground water line from an existing well on state land. Stockwater would be conveyed from the well to a stock tank 800 feet away. The new buried water line will encumber approximately 0.06 acres.

Hunter Bay LLC Commercial Lease, Reserve Street Lot A 2017-11-27
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) has solicited and awarded an option to lease State Trust Land for commercial development on state-owned school trust land described as Parcel A of Certificate of Survey (COS) 4743 in the Northeast quarter of Section 30, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, in Missoula County Montana

Land Banking Sale

Land Sales

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Land Exchanges

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Agriculture

CRP Break - Lease 3515 2017-12-11
CRP contract #985A containing 606.40 acres expired on 09/30/2017. The lessee, Brian Kelleher, has requested to break these CRP acres. The tract was last farmed in 1987. The lessee plans to hay the expired CRP, than spray the expired CRP out during the spring/summer of 2018 and then direct seed it to spring wheat in the spring of 2019. The lessee has also requested to fence the perimeter of the tract.

Van Deren Fence Improvement 2017-12-11
The proponent wants to install approximately 1,547 feet of new 12.5-gauge high-tensile single strand electric fence between uplands grazing and river bottom. Posts for the fence would be full treated wood and composite line posts, electric fence wire to be 30-32 inches high. The purpose of the action would be to control grazing in the bottom land and protect riparian zone from over grazing.

Holland Ranch Homesite Reclassification 2017-11-29
Incorporate abandoned home-site lease into existing grazing lease.

Hooker Livestock Stock Pipeline 2017-11-20
The surface lessee Hooker Livestock has requested to place a stock-water pipeline across the above mentioned tract of State Trust Land. This proposed pipeline and water it provides will provide a more reliable water source for livestock in this area and encourage better grazing distribution.

Nelson Break 2017-11-16
Janitza Nelson requested permission to break 56.29 acres of former conservation reserve program acreage for small grain and pulse crop production

Douglas Bivens Stock Water System 2017-11-15
Douglas Bivens has requested of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation permission to construct a well and stock tank on state owned tract T25N-R51E-Sec 16.

Recreational Use

Glacier Nordic Club Trail Grooming 2017-11-21
The Kalispell Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Glacier Nordic Club Trail Grooming project. The project is located 3 miles northeast of Whitefish, MT.

Rights-of-Way/Easement

Mid Rivers Communications T17N-R51E-Sec 36 2017-11-20
Mid Rivers Communications has requested a right of way easement from the DNRC for the purpose of placing an underground fiber optic cable across State Trust Land.

CHS Refinery Wastewater Outfall Structure 2017-11-16
The CHS Laurel Refinery is requesting a 0.123 acre easement in the bed of the Yellowstone River for the installation of a new wastewater discharge outfall structure. It is proposed to be located in Govt Lot 3, Section 15, T2S, R24E in Yellowstone county. The outfall structure would be located on the north river bank, downstream of the Billings Bench Water Association (BBWA) intake structure.

Range Telephone T7N-R44E-Sec 36 2017-11-15
Range Telephone Coop. has requested a right of way easement from the DNRC for the purpose of placing an underground fiber optic telecommunication line across the referenced tract of State Owned Trust Land.

Weeds

Nothing new within the last 30 days

Wind

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Water

Water Right Environmental Assessments.

Dam Facilities, Reservoirs, and Hydropower

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Water Rights

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