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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 36-22-194 (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., September 4, 2019 in the DNRC Montana Room, 1539 11th Avenue, Helena, MT. The September sale includes 18 tracts in the following counties:  Richland (4), Sheridan (7), and Toole (7). All sales will be by competitive oral bidding. DNRC is requesting comments from interested parties by July 26, 2019. 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

Upper Swede Timber Sale Initial Proposal 2019-07-18
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit is proposing to harvest timber on the following state-owned parcels:Sections 27, 28, 33, 34, 35 of T34N R23W & Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 of T33N R23W. The proposed Upper Swede Timber Sale is located approximately 7 miles northeast of Olney, MT and approximately 18 miles northwest of Whitefish, MT, in Flathead County.

Big Arm State Park Permanent Easement Initial Proposal 2019-07-10
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP), jointly propose the purchase of a permanent easement by FWP on the School Trustlands currently leased for Big Arm State Park on Flathead Lake in Lake County: Sections 29 and 32, T24N R21W.

Olney Commercial Lease 2019-06-19
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit has received a proposal from Northwest Montana Adventures for development of a commercial lease on approximately 6.5 acres of trust land east of Olney, Montana in northwest Flathead County.  The proposal includes the development of a year-round full service recreational equipment and rental business and associated facilities.  The DNRC is in the scoping phase of the project .

West Coal Timber Sales Initial Proposal 2019-05-31
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit is proposing timber harvests on following State-owned parcel: Sections 18,19,20,28,29,30,31,32, and 33 Township 34N, Range 21W.

 

Draft Environmental Assessment

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

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.

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