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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

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Coal and Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG)

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Oil and Gas

Della 14-23 #1H 2017-08-02
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a single lateral Bakken formation test, 20,487’ MD, 10,131’ TVD. Surface casing will be set at 1900’ and cemented to surface.

Doris 10-3 #1H 2017-08-02
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a single lateral Bakken formation test, 20,568’ MD, 10,086’ TVD. Surface casing will be set at 1900’ and cemented to surface.

NECBSU S-802 2017-07-17
The plan is to re-enter and deepen the well from the current TD of 2,811’ to 3,150’. The well will be deepened through a portion of the Madison formation for the purpose of water injection. The proposed 4 ½” casing will be run to the proposed TD of 3,150’ and cemented to surface. A workover rig will be utilized. No new location. No reserve pit.

Kiefer Farms 1 2017-07-17
The plan is to drill a gas well to 3,200’ TD/MD in the Duperow formation. Surface casing to be run to 500’ and cemented back to surface.

Unit 24-04 2017-06-16
Denbury plans to re-enter this well to re-plug and abandon. The TD of this vertical well is 4,682’ in the Muddy Sand Formation. Field saltwater is the type of fluid that will be used. Fluids and solids will be contained in workover rig tanks.

Sleeping Buffalo 1-1 2017-06-01
Wesco Operating, Inc. plans to drill a vertical gas well on private land with an objective formation being the Deadwood. The proposed total depth is 6,801’ TVD/MD. The surface hole will be drilled to 1,400’ with a freshwater mud system, Rule 36.22.1001. The location is in general sage grouse habitat and requires sage grouse approval.

Sleeping Buffalo 6-1 2017-06-01
Wesco Operating, Inc. plans to drill a vertical gas well on private land with an objective formation being the Deadwood. The proposed total depth is 6,721’ TVD/MD. The surface hole will be drilled to 1,400’ with a freshwater mud system, Rule 36.22.1001. The location is in general sage grouse habitat and requires sage grouse approval.

Sleeping Buffalo 34-1  2017-06-01
Wesco Operating, Inc. plans to drill a vertical gas well on private land with an objective formation being the Deadwood. The proposed total depth is 6,686’ TVD/MD. The surface hole will be drilled to 1,400’ with a freshwater mud system, Rule 36.22.1001. The location is in general sage grouse habitat and requires sage grouse approval.

Unit 27-01 2017-06-01
Denbury plans to re-enter this existing well and complete it as a CO2 injector. This well already has casing in it and a workover rig is going to be used instead of a drilling rig. The plugs will be drilled out with field saltwater. The objective formation is the Muddy. The TVD/MD is 4,510’.

Other Minerals

West Fork Talus Pit 2017-07-07
The Stillwater Unit is proposing the development of a talus source on 5.7 acres of naturally occurring scree slope on the West Fork Road, approximately 10 miles northeast of Olney, MT.

Rock Creek Peterson Gravel Pit 2017-06-19
Beaverhead County Road Department (BCRD) has applied to DNRC for a gravel permit to expand an existing gravel pit. BCRD is currently operating a pit on privately owned land next to state land. They were not aware of the ownership boundaries and began removing topsoil from the state land. They would like to reclaim the existing gravel pit on private land and expand this pit onto state land.

Big Sheep Creek Gravel Pit 2017-06-16
A.M. Welles has applied to DNRC for a gravel permit for a pit that will be approximately 20.8 acres. This pit will be used for a 2017 road construction project and then reclaimed. Other parties have expressed interest in mining this site in the future, so the EA covers 70 acres of potential gravel resources.

Conservation

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Forestry

Forest Management/Forest Practices

HLF Road-side Fuels and Hazard Tree 2017-08-03
The USDA Forest Service - Helena Ranger District is applying for an Alternative Practice (AP) to reduce fuel and remove hazard trees on Forest Service land located along several roads in the South and North Forks of Quartz Creek, Lava Mountain Trail, and Kady Creek. This area has been significantly affected by mountain pine beetle in the lodgepole pine stands there are large numbers of snags along the road. This Alternative Practice would facilitate the removal of hazard trees that are a hazard to fire fighters, agency and public safety.

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

Meadow Ridge Timber Sale 2017-08-11
The Kalispell Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Meadow Ridge Timber Sale. The project is located approximately 35 air miles west of Kalispell, MT.

Litl Dry Limited Access 2017-07-07
The Bozeman Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC)is proposing the Litl Dry Limited Access Timber Sale. The project is located 6.5 air miles southeast of Livingston, MT.

South Crow Limited Access 2017-07-07
The Kalispell Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the South Crow Limited Access Sale. The project is located 3 miles southeast of Ronan, MT.

Odell Salvage III 2017-07-07
The Dillon Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Odell Salvage III timber permit. The project is located approximately 26 miles east of Lima, Montana.

Land Use/Land Use Licenses

BAR NB LUL 2017-08-11
Zane Brown has submitted a Land Use License (LUL) application for the use of approximately 0.75 miles of existing road on State lands in S36, T25N, R32W to haul approximately 100 mbf of forest products from Avista properties.

SOS Film Sieben 2017-07-13
Authorize access to trust land on one or all of the following T_13_N, R_4_W, Sections _8 & 16_ (or) T_13_N, R_5_W, Section _12_ for the sole purpose of filming a video for your website, sos.mt.gov/, with a film crew of two people.

Land Banking Sale

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Land Sales

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Agriculture

Kingsbury Colony Stockwater Development 2017-08-16
Kingsbury Colony is installing approximately 1.25 miles of buried water pipeline and 4 livestock water tanks on state land.

Bob Goodale Stock Pipeline 2017-08-11
The surface lessee Bob Goodale has requested to extend an existing stock-water pipeline from deeded land onto the above mentioned tract of State Trust Land. A stock tank will be placed at the end of the new pipeline. This proposed pipeline and tank will provide a more reliable water source for livestock on this section and encourage better grazing distribution.

Rodney Walker Stock Water Reservoir 2017-08-11
Rodney Walker has requested permission to construct a reservoir on state owned tract T5S-R59E-Sec 36.

Rocking TS Water Lines and Tanks 2017-08-09
The Rocking TS Ranch proposes to trench in two water lines and install two stock tanks on state land north of Winnett, Montana in the breaks of the Musselshell River.

Quick Ranch Stock Water Project 2017-08-09
Quick Ranch, LLC has requested of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation permission to construct a well and stock water storage tanks on state owned tract T18N-R49E-Sec 36

Roberton Spring 2017-08-07
The applicant proposes to repair an existing stockwater pump at a developed natural spring and dig out/improve an existing stockwater pit associated with the pump and spring.

Richardson Fence 2017-08-07
The applicant proposes to improve (repair/replace) one mile of existing fence along the northern boundary of State lease #400.

Don Franz Stock-water Pit 2017-08-02
The surface lessee Don Franz has requested to excavate a stock-water pit on the above mentioned tract of State Trust Land. This proposed pit will provide a more reliable water source for livestock on this section and encourage better utilization of this section’s forage resources.

CRP Break - Lease 10777 2017-08-02
CRP contract #1131C, #1132B, and #1133B containing a combined total of 173.02 acres all expire on 09/30/2017. The lessee, TJ Wanken, has requested to break these expiring CRP acres. The CRP acres were not offered for re-enrollment due to their relatively high productivity. The estimated acres that will be broke and returned to small grain production is 173.02 acres. The lessee plans to spray out the CRP in the summer/fall of 2017 and then direct seed the proposed break area to winter wheat in the fall of 2017.

Manure Transfer Pipeline 2017-08-02
Birch Creek Colony Corp., lessees of state lease #5852, has requested to place 2,300.00’ of 8” pipe on Section 24, T29N, R7W. The project is part of a NRCS-EQIP design that is allowing for fertigation as a means of manure management. The pipeline will allow for the transfer of manure between pumps and pivots. The proposed construction area is all agricultural land that has been previously disturbed by farming.

Charles Larson Stock Water Project 2017-07-26
Charles Larson has asked permission to construct a stock water pipeline and tank on state owned tract T24N-R51E-Sec34.

John Tronstad Stock Water Project 2017-07-26
John Tronstad has requested permission to construct a stock water pipeline and tank on state owned tract T4N-R60E-Sec 34.

Dale Bruner Stock Water Pipeline Installation 2017-07-12
Dale Bruner is proposing the installation of a seasonal stock water pipeline and tank into the northeast corner of Section 16, Township 2 South, Range 23 East.

Stibal Ranch LLC Improvement Request Antelope Spring Water Development 2017-07-12
Stibal Ranch, LLC has requested to re-develop a spring-fed pond in T13S R4W Section 36 in the Centennial Valley. The improvement would consist of developing an existing pond where an approximate 700 foot line would be buried to deliver water to a stock tank for livestock use. The proposal will help to disperse cattle and provide a reliable, clean water source. An escape ramp would be installed into the stock tank for wildlife.

Recreational Use

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Rights-of-Way/Easement

Bergmann Easement 2017-08-04
The Plains Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), along with Roger Bergmann, is proposing a single family residence easement know as the Bergmann Easement. The project is located approximately 36 miles northwest of Plains, Montana on State lands in Section 36, T26N, R28W.

Weeds

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Wind

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Water

Water Right Environmental Assessments.

Dam Facilities, Reservoirs, and Hydropower

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Water Rights

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Fish Wildlife and Parks