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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., March 3, 2020 in the DNRC Montana Room.  A preliminary list of tracts and request for comments will be released after December 19, 2019.


Scoping Notices 


Initial Proposal

Oh Deer Timber Permit Initial Proposal 2019-12-12
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Missoula Unit is proposing to harvest timber on the following state-owned parcels: Section 6 T12N R18W
The proposed Oh Deer Timber permit is located approximately 6 miles southeast of Missoula, MT in the Deer Creek drainage in Missoula County.

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 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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