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Public Notices

Administrative Rules

Pursuant to statute, DNRC maintains a list of "interested persons" who are notified when the department proposes to amend or adopt its administrative rules. If you would like you or your organization to be on this list, please contact (attention Legal Unit, ARM Coordinator). Please provide your name, e-mail address, physical address, and the topics you wish to be notified of: conservation districts and resource development, forestry, oil and gas conservation, trust land management, and/or water resources.

Proposed Rules, Amendments and Adoptions

MAR 36-22-204 (Water Rights and Water Reservations)

Notice of Amendment and Repeal

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment and Repeal


MAR 36-22-194 (Board of Water Well Contractors - Location of Wells)

Notice of Adoption
Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment
Notice of Change of Hearing Date and Extension of Comment Period


Land Sales Process


Oil & Gas Lease Sale

NOTICE OF STATE OF MONTANA OIL & GAS LEASE SALE. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will hold an oil and gas lease sale at 9:00 a.m., December 3, 2019 in the DNRC Montana Room, 1539 11th Avenue, Helena, MT. The December sale includes 84 tracts in the following counties:  Fallon (8), Musselshell (8), Petroleum (4), Richland (2), Rosebud (11), Toole (49), and Wibaux (2). All sales will be by competitive oral bidding. DNRC is requesting comments from interested parties by October 25, 2019. A description of tracts and maps are available on the DNRC website:


Scoping Notices 


Initial Proposal

MollyWood Timber Sale Initial Proposal 2019-11-13
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit is proposing to harvest timber on the following state-owned parcels:
T33N R24WSections 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 23, and 24
The proposed MollyWood Timber Sale is located approximately 6 miles north of Olney, Montana, in the Stillwater State Forest Main Block, in Flathead County.

FY20 Western States WUI Grant; Funding Award Proposal 2019-11-12

The Forestry Division of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing to offer financial assistance to mitigate the risk from wildland fire to communities and residents in Montana. These funds are offered to private landowners through the FY20 Western States Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Grant Program. Projects are located in Cascade, Flathead, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Mineral, and Missoula counties.

Jim Junction Timber Sale Initial Proposal 2019-10-28
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit, is proposing the
Jim Junction Timber Sale Project. The project is in the initial stages of public involvement and project
development for an environmental analysis. This proposal would harvest 1 to 2 million board feet (MMbf)
of sawtimber from within a project area of approximately 1,400 acres of state trust land. Planting and precommercial thinning is also proposed in this area. The project area is located approximately 7.5 miles south
of Trego, MT. Harvesting is proposed in portions of sections 13, 24, and 36 of T33N, R26W.

South of Blanchard Timber Sale Project Update 2019-10-10
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Trust Land Management Division (TLMD) Clearwater Unit is proposing the South of Blanchard Timber Harvest. The proposed timber harvest is located in Missoula County on the following parcels: Section 6 T14N R14W,
Sections 30, 31, 32 T15N R14W and Section 36 T15N R15W.

Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment Vermiculite Mountain Land Exchange
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and the Kootenai Development Company are proposing a land exchange in Lincoln County. The proposal identifies 640 acres of State Land located within the Libby Superfund Site OU3 to be exchanged for Kootenai Development Company's 1,239.43 acres of deeded private land.

Close the Loop Trail and Public Recreation Use Easements Draft Environmental Assessment
The Montana DNRC, Stillwater Unit has released the draft EA for the Close the Loop Trail and Public Recreation Use Easements. There is a 30-day public review period for this draft EA. Please send comments by April 21, 2018 to Nicole Stickney, DNRC Stillwater Unit, at or 406-881-2666.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement 

Apex Solar Commercial Lease 2019-05-29
Clenera, LLC has proposed a commercial lease for a utility scale photovoltaic solar project on 1,308 acres in Beaverhead County upon parts of state-owned parcels: Sections 27, 28, 33, and 34 in Township 5S Range 9W.

Final Environmental Impact Statement

Wood Lion Multiple Timber Sale Project Decision Notice
The Montana DNRC has released the Wood Lion Decision Notice.

Wood Lion Multiple Timber Sale Project FEIS
The Montana DNRC, Swan Unit has released the Wood Lion FEIS.

Public Notices

Phillips Conservation District Board of Adjustment


Fox Farm Trust Land Property Solicitation for Letters of Conservation Intent
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is undertaking the process of exploring the development potential of ±83 acres of trust land that is generally described as Government Lot 6 and Lot 7, of Section 23, T20N, R3E.

Lost Napa Multiple Timber Sale Project: Newsletter #1
In this newsletter, we would like to highlight our project objectives, update you on project development since the scoping period, introduce the Interdisciplinary Team (ID Team) and decision maker, summarize issues that were identified during the scoping period, and inform you of further opportunities to comment on the project.

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