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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 36-22-203 ( 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.  A preliminary list of tracts and request for comments will be released after September 17, 2020.

 

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

Lightning Peak Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Libby Unit is proposing to harvest timber approximately 17 miles southeast of Libby, Montana within the Wold Creek drainage.

Stryker Bull Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit is proposing to harvest timber approximately 10 miles northwest of Olney, Montana in the northwest portion of the Stillwater State Forest, in both Lincoln & Flathead County.

Jewel Basin Salvage
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Kalispell Unit is proposing to salvage blown down and wind-damaged timber approximately 5 air miles northeast of Bigfork, Montana.

McCully Ridge Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Plains Unit is developing plans for a proposed timber sale. The proposed sale would be known as the McCully Ridge Timber Sale. This proposed sale is located approximately 18 air miles northeast of Thompson Falls, MT on the divide between the Big Prairie Creek and Fishtrap Creek drainages.

 Western Bark Beetle Grant Award
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Forestry Assistance Bureau is proposing to award grant funding to mitigate bark beetle risk on City of Helena property in the Mount Ascension Natural Park.

 

 

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

 

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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