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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

Notice of Adoption of Management of State Forested Trust Lands

 

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

Notice of Adoption of Temporary Emergency Rules

  

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 2, 2021 in the DNRC Montana Room, 1539 11th Avenue, Helena, MT. The March sale includes 4 tracts in the following counties:  Richland (1), Rosebud (2), and Treasure (1). All sales will be by competitive oral bidding. DNRC is requesting comments from interested parties by January 22, 2021. 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 

 

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

GCSI Private Land Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Forestry Division is proposing to award cost-share grant funding to private landowners to reduce wildfire risk to their homes, property, and the surrounding community. The project area is located approximately 35 miles north of Helena, Montana.

Hart Creek Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Hamilton Unit is proposing to harvest timber on the following state owned parcels: Section 3 T2N R19W. The proposed Hart Creek timber sale is located approximately 11.5 miles southeast of Darby, Montana.

Goldielogs Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Missoula Unit is proposing to harvest timber on the following state-owned parcel: Section 36 T14N R17W The proposed Goldielogs timber sale is located approximately 15 aerial miles east of Missoula in the Gold Creek area of Potomac, Montana.

V Chill Timber Permit
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Trust Land Management Division (TLMD) Bozeman Unit is proposing the V Chill Timber Permit located in the following state-owned parcel: Section 16-T6S­R2W in Madison County. The parcel is located approximately 4 air miles northeast of Virginia City, 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 

 

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

Montana Forest Action Plan Request for Proposals

Program Goal and Purpose: Provide financial support for the implementation of projects as part of the Montana Forest Action Plan (MFAP). The MFAP is Montana's all lands, all hands plan for addressing forest health and wildfire risk issues across the state. The purpose of this grant program is to accelerate the pace and scale of forest management in order to reduce wildland fire hazards, improve forest health, and increase restoration activities on Montana’s forested lands.

Montana Forest Action Plan Implementation Program - Request for Proposals 

 

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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