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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

Notice of Adoption of New Rules regarding Rangeland Management

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., June 1, 2021 in the DNRC Montana Room, 1539 11th Avenue, Helena, MT.  The June sale includes 46 tracts in the following counties:  Daniels (28), Sheridan (3), and Valley (15).  All sales will be by competitive oral bidding. DNRC is requesting comments from interested parties by April 23, 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 

Initial Proposal

Jellison Bearpaw Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit is proposing to harvest timber in T32N R23W, sections 1 and 2; T33N R22W sections 19, 30-32 and T33N R23W sections 13, 14, 23, 24 and 25 approximately 4-9 miles northeast of Olney, Montana, in the Stillwater State Forest in Flathead County.  The proposal would harvest 1.5-3 million board feet (MMbf) within a 2372-acre project area.  The DNRC is in the scoping phase of the project environmental assessment and is accepting comments through May 6, 2021. 

Hay Coulee, Rehder Road, Bull Mountain, East Parrot Creek Timber Sales

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Southern Land Office (SLO)
is proposing to harvest timber on the following state-owned parcels:
S36, T07 N, R25 E – Hay Coulee
S03, T06 N, R26 E – Rehder Road
S36, T07 N, R26 E – Bull Mountain
S16, T07 N, R27 E – East Parrot Creek
These sections are located approximately 8 – 10 miles South and Southeast of Roundup, Montana in the
Bull Mountains of Musselshell County.

Sweet and Sour Timber Permit

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Dillon Unit is proposing to harvest timber on the following state-owned parcel: Section 36, Township 8 south, Range 7 west. The proposed Sweet and Sour Timber Permit is located approximately 15 air miles southeast of Dillon, Montana in Madison County.

 Placid Plague Timber Permit

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Clearwater Unit, is proposing to harvest timber on the following state-owned parcels:
Section 32 T16N R15W 
The proposed timber permit is approximately 5 miles southwest of Seeley Lake, Montana. 

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 sierrafarmer@mt.gov, or via mail to 2705 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT. 59804  
Comments must be received by April 2, 2021.  

Lost Napa Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

The Lost Napa Multiple Timber Sale Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is available for public review. You can find the FEIS on the DNRC website here.

The decision maker has selected an alternative and the record of decision can be found here.

The FEIS was designed to address Swan River State Forest’s primary commitment to Montana’s mandated timber harvest levels over a three-year period. Timber sale contracts would subsequently be presented to the Land Board; upon approval these sales would be advertised intermittently from the spring of 2021 through the spring of 2024. After each sale is sold, harvesting and roadwork activities would take place for 2 to 3 years. The anticipated end date of harvesting activities is March 2025. Post treatment activities, such as site preparation, planting, and hazard reduction, would follow harvesting activities. 

 

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