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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.

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

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. Due to COVID-19, the Department is offering a social distancing option of using Zoom to connect to the March sale.  If you are interested in connecting remotely to the lease sale, you must contact the Department by phone at 406-444-4576, or by email at  by February 23, 2021 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 March sale includes 4 tracts in the following counties:  Richland (1), Rosebud (2), and Treasure (1).  All sales will be by competitive oral bidding. A description of tracts and maps are available on the DNRC website:

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 

Initial Proposal

Helena North Hills Hazardous Fuels Reduction
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing to award grant funding to Tri-County FireSafe Working Group to reduce hazardous fuel conditions on private land, and implement hazardous fuels reduction treatments on DNRC Trust Lands Section 36 of T12N R3W. The proposed project area is located approximately 12 miles north/northeast of Helena, Montana. Funding for the project would be through the Western States Wildland Urban Interface Grant program.

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.

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


Clearwater Energy Resources Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

The Clearwater Energy Resources  DEIS is available for public review and can be found by clicking here. This DEIS has been prepared by Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to assess the impacts of leasing 4,484.7 acres of  school trust land in Custer, Garfield, and Rosebud counties to Clearwater Energy Resources LLC (Clearwater  Energy Resources). Clearwater Energy Resources is owned by NextEra Energy Resources,  LLC. The Proposed Action would lease the surrounding state trust land for the construction and operation of 11 wind turbine generators (WTG) and associated infrastructure. The proposed 11 WTG are part of a larger project known as the Clearwater Wind Energy Center (CWEC) that is being developed on private land surrounding the state trust land parcels. 

Please review the information presented in the DEIS and provide comments to Sierra Farmer, MEPA coordinator, to, or via mail to 2705 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT. 59804  
Comments must be received by April 2, 2021.  

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