Personal tools

Return to Top
DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Questions? Email us

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 36-22-206 (Renewable Resource Grant and Loan/Reclamation Development Grant Application Deadlines)

Notice of Adoption of Temporary Emergency Rules

 

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., June 2, 2020 in the DNRC Montana Room, 1539 11th Avenue, Helena, MT. Due to COVID-19, the Department is offering a social distancing option of using Zoom to connect to the June sale.  If you are interested in connecting remotely to the lease sale, you must contact the Department by phone at 406-444-4986, or by email at thossfeld@mt.gov  by May 26, 2020 so that I can add you to the list of approved remote bidders.  The June sale includes 67 tracts in the following counties:  Daniels (57), Glacier (1), Roosevelt (2), Rosebud (1), and Toole (6). All sales will be by competitive oral bidding. A description of tracts and maps are available on the DNRC website:  http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/trust/minerals-management/oil-and-gas-leasing-information

 

Scoping Notices 

 

Initial Proposal

2020 Sustainable Yield Calculation
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Forest Management Bureau has recently completed the 2020 Sustainable Yield Calculation (SYC). The Draft 2020 SYC Report is now available on DNRC's webpage for thirty-day public review.

Red Owl Blowdown Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Kalispell Unit is proposing timber harvest as well as the salvage of blown down and wind-damaged timber approximately 8 air miles Southeast of Bigfork, Montana.

War Horse Timber Permit
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Trust Land Management Division (TLMD) Bozeman Unit is proposing the War Horse Timber Permit. The proposed timber harvest is located in Gallatin County approximately 3 air miles south of Maudlow, MT.

South Boulder Timber Permit
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Trust Land Management Division (TLMD) Bozeman Unit is proposing the South Boulder Timber Permit. The proposed timber harvest is located in Madison County approximately 9 air miles northwest of Harrison, MT.

 

Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment Big Arm State Park Easement
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) jointly propose the purchase of a permanent recreational easement by FWP from DNRC at Big Arm State Park on Flathead Lake. Big Arm State Park is located on Montana School Trust property that is leased annually by FWP from DNRC for the purpose of providing a public recreation and lake access site in the Big Arm Bay of Flathead Lake in Lake County, Montana.

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 nstickney@mt.gov 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 #2
This is the Swan River State Forest’s second newsletter for our proposed Lost Napa Multiple Timber Sale Project. In this newsletter we will reiterate our project objectives, update project development, summarize the alternatives that were developed by the Interdisciplinary Team (ID Team), and inform you of further opportunities to comment on the project.

How Do I?

Submit an information request

Find a publication or press release

Find a public meeting

Get wildfire updates

Get information on water rights

Find oil and gas data