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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 36-22-210 (Adoption of New Rules I and II regarding Rangeland Management

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption

MAR 36-22-203 ( Proposed Amendment and Repeal -
Management of State Forested Lands)

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment and Repeal

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., December 1, 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 December sale.  If you are interested in connecting remotely to the lease sale, contact the Department at (406) 444-4576, or at THossfeld@mt.gov  by November 23, 2020 to be added to the list of approved remote bidders.  Due to the Governor’s mandatory mask directive, DNRC is requiring all individuals attending the oil and gas lease sale wear a mask. The December sale includes 3 tracts in the following counties:  Dawson (2), and Sweet Grass (1).   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

If you intend to bid by Zoom, we strongly recommend that you take steps to ensure a strong internet connection and familiarize yourself with Zoom and our bidding process beforehand to minimize the risk of technical complications which would interfere with your ability to bid.  While we make every effort to have consistency with our process of bidding by Zoom, we have no way of ensuring that a Zoom bidder will not experience their own technical issues.

 

Scoping Notices 

 

Land Exchange

Boulder MDC Exchange Scoping Notice

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Helena Unit Office is
seeking comments on a proposed land exchange involving state owned trust lands and non-trust
state land managed by Department of Corrections all located in Jefferson County. The trust lands
portion is located within the former MDC Campus in Boulder and the non-trust lands is located
approximately 1 mile southeast of Boulder.

The virtual hearing previously scheduled on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. was cancelled due to unexpected internet outages during servicing across the state network from 5:45 to 6:20 p.m.  This was unplanned and most unfortunate as many participants were present and logged-on in anticipation of the hearing.  We appreciate your interest in this project and apologize for the inconvenience of rescheduling this hearing. 

Please join us for the rescheduled hearing on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 6:00 pm.  To participate, email HCrum@mt.gov with your name and a request to be sent a calendar invite which will include instructions for joining and participating in the call.  This request must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

For more information, visit the project webpage here: http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/trust/real-estate/land-exchanges/mdc-boulder-land-exchange.

Initial Proposal

Greyson Creek II Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Trust Land Management
Division (TLMD) Helena Unit is proposing the Greyson Creek II Timber Sale located in the following state-owned parcel: Township 6 North Range 4 East Section 16. The proposed Greyson Creek II Timber Sale is located approximately 14 miles southeast of Townsend.

Edna Mountain Returns Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit is proposing to harvest timber on the following state-owned parcel: Section 16 of T34N R26W The proposed Edna Mountain Returns Timber Sale is located approximately 5 miles west of Trego, Montana in Lincoln County.

Old Greg Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Kalispell Unit is proposing to harvest timber on the following state-owned parcels: Section 36, Township 27N, Range 26W and Section 36, Township 27N, Range 25W. The Old Greg Timber Sale is located approximately 11 air miles west of Marion, Montana.

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 

 

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

 

Public Meeting: Discussion of Boulder MDC Land Exchange

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Helena Unit Office is seeking comments on a proposed land exchange involving state owned trust lands and non-trust state land managed by Department of Corrections all located in Jefferson County.  The trust lands portion is located within the former MDC Campus in Boulder and the non-trust lands is located approximately 1 mile southeast of Boulder.  

The virtual hearing previously scheduled on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. was cancelled due to unexpected internet outages during servicing across the state network from 5:45 to 6:20 p.m.  This was unplanned and most unfortunate as many participants were present and logged-on in anticipation of the hearing.  We appreciate your interest in this project and apologize for the inconvenience of rescheduling this hearing. 

Please join us for the rescheduled hearing on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 6:00 pm.  To participate, email HCrum@mt.gov with your name and a request to be sent a calendar invite which will include instructions for joining and participating in the call.  This request must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

For more information, visit the project webpage here: http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/trust/real-estate/land-exchanges/mdc-boulder-land-exchange.

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.

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