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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

Gravel Pit Daniels County 2020-11-20
This Environmental Assessment analyzes the impact of a proposed gravel pit in Daniels County Montana

Teton County Gravel Pit 2020-09-25
Teton County Road Department (TCRD) proposes the removal of gravel with a disturbance/mining area of approximately 8.1 acres (Gravel Pit), located on state land (lease number 1206) in Teton County, MT, referred herein as the “Project”. See Attachment A, Project Location Maps. The Gravel Pit will provide the materials necessary to improve roads in the surrounding area (Teton, County).

Masonry Sandstone Picking 2020-09-18
The EA analyzes the collection and removal of Sandstone from the surface of state lands for masonry and decorative purposes.

Coal and Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG)

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Oil and Gas

Altuve 26-23 #4H 2020-11-13
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 21,151’MD/10,383’TVD.

Allen 10-31-22-27-H1  2020-11-05
Cardinal Oil, LLC plans to drill a Heath/Cox Ranch Formation test, 5,087’ TVD; 10,386’ MD. The location is in core Sage Grouse habitat and requires sage grouse approval. The approval letter was received 10/21/2020.

Altuve 25-24 #5H  2020-11-05
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 20,564’MD/10,385’TVD.

Altuve 25-24 #6H 2020-11-05
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 20,659’MD/10,387’TVD.

Altuve 26-23 #1H 2020-11-05
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 21,401’MD/10,377’TVD.

Altuve 26-23 #2H 2020-11-05
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 22,094’MD/10,379’TVD.

Altuve 26-23 #3H
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 21,448’MD/10,381’TVD.

Porker #5 2020-10-02
D&M Welding LLC plans to drill a vertical well with a TD/TVD of 1,550’ with the objective formation being the Madison. Surface casing to be set at 250’.

State 36-16 CD Oil and Gas Well 2020-09-17
The EA analyzes a new oil and gas well site to be drilled and subsequently produced if economically viable.

Minerals

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Conservation

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forestry

Montana Forest Action Plan

The Montana Forest Action Plan is open for public review from September 25th through October 23rd.
Montana Forest Action Plan September, 2020
Montana Statewide Assessment of Forest Conditions

Priority Areas for Focused Attention

To submit public comment, visit MontanaForestActionPlan.org or email .

You can also attend one of our listening sessions on October 14th and October 22nd. Please email  for secure meeting information.

Forest Practices

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forest Improvement Projects

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Timber Sales

Six Shooter Timber Permit 2020-11-20
The Missoula Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Six Shooter Timber Permit. The project is located 5 air miles northwest of Frenchtown, Montana in the Six Mile drainage.

Tongue Tyed Timber Sale 2020-11-20

The Missoula Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing The Tongue Tyed, Timber Sale. The project is located 34 miles east of Missoula, MT in the Tyler Creek drainage

Forest Management Activities

Lost Napa DEIS
Swan River State Forest, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Trust Land Management Division, is proposing the Lost Napa Multiple Timber Sale Project. The project area is approximately 4.5 air miles south of Swan Lake, Montana on Common School Trust Lands in the eastern portion of the Swan River State Forest.

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

ARP Family Farms Expired CRP Break Request 2020-11-18
ARP Family Farms has requested to break approximately 790 acres of recently expired CRP and return the land to agricultural production.

LUL 6279 2020-11-04
Buffalo Jump Ranch and Management Company, LLC (Buffalo Jump Ranch) is applying for a Land Use License on a parcel of Trust Land in Sweet Grass County for the purpose of clearing out and relocating gravel in the streambed of the Big Timber Creek to restore and reestablish water flow to an existing irrigation head gate. Over the last five to ten years the main channel of Big Timber Creek has shifted away from the head gate and the proposal would create a small channel to provide water to the existing head gate. The license will also include annual maintenance to clear debris from the channel to restore stream flow to the headgate.

Recreational Use

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Rights-of-Way/Easement

Big Flat Transmission Line 2020-11-25
The applicant proposes to install an overhead power line with a capacity of 115kV within a right-of-way 80’ wide (40’ on either side of a centerline) across School Trust land in Phillips County.

Bridger Pipeline Replacement Missouri River Poplar Bridge 2020-11-10
Bridger Pipeline LLC has requested a right of way easement to cross the state-owned portion of the Missouri Riverbed with a horizontal directional drilling buried 10 inch crude oil pipeline.

Triangle Fiber Optic Project 2020-11-04
The applicant proposes to install two (2) underground telecommunications cables in the same trench within a right-of-way 20’ wide (10’ on either side of a centerline) across School Trust land in Phillips County.

Water

Water Right Environmental Assessments.

Dam Facilities, Reservoirs, and Hydropower

Nothing new in the last 30 days. 

Water Rights

 

MEPA – Public Participation Guide
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