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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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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 36-22-193 (Oil and Gas Notification of Application for Permit to Drill)

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment

MAR 36-22-192 (Oil and Gas Privilege and License Tax)

Notice of Amendment

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment

Amendment of ARM 36.11.432 and ARM 36.11.470 (Grizzly bear conservation measures on Stillwater & Coal Creek State Forests))

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Trust Land Management Division, Forest Management Bureau is beginning an Environmental Assessment for the proposed amendment of ARM 36.11.432 and ARM 36.11.470. The proposed amendment would establish security zones to minimize adverse impacts on grizzly bears when conducting forest management activities on the Stillwater and Coal Creek State Forests. These rules replace commitments GB-ST2, GB-ST3, and GBST5 (3.) and (4.) in the DNRC Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The amendment of ARM 36.11.432 and ARM 36.11.470 is reasonably necessary as a requirement of a settlement agreement approved October 9, 2015, in U.S. District Court, Friends of the Wild Swan et al. v. S.M.R. Jewell, et al., Case No. CV-13-61-M-DWM. The judge approved a settlement agreement negotiated between the DNRC and the plaintiffs concerning the DNRC HCP.

MAR 36-22-184 (Cabin Site Leasing)

Notice of Amendment, Adoption, and Repeal

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment, Adoption, and Repeal

MAR 36-22-191 (Grizzly bear conservation measures on Stillwater & Coal Creek State Forests)

Notice of Adoption

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment

MAR 36-22-182 (Rye Creek Stream Depletion Zone)

Notice of Adoption

Notice of Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Adoption

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption

MAR 36-22-180 (East Valley Controlled Groundwater Area)

Notice of Adoption

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption

MAR 36-22-187 (Carbon Sequestration Equipment)

Notice of Adoption

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption

MAR 36-22-181 (Water Reservations)

Notice of Amendment and Repeal

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment and Repeal

MAR 36-22-186 (Carbon Sequestration Equipment)

Notice of Adoption of Temporary Rule

Notice of Proposal of Temporary Rule

MAR 36-22-158 (Cabinsite Rules – SB409)

Preliminary Injunction - On April 5, 2012, the Montana First Judicial District Court issued a preliminary injunction preventing the state of Montana from implementing any of the terms of Senate Bill 409, which includes prohibiting the Land Board or the DNRC from applying any rules or regulations adopted to implement Senate Bill 409.

Notice of Adoption of New Rules I (36.25.1016) through VI (36.25.1021) and the Amendment of ARM 36.25.1011 (January 9, 2012)

Notice of Public Hearings on Proposed Adoption of New Rules I through VI and the Amendment of ARM 36.25.1011 (November 8, 2011)

Clean Text Version (January 9, 2012)

 

Land Sales Process

 
Appraised Values of Cabin Site Sales in Missoula County

Sale NumberAcresLegal DescriptionAppraised Value w/ Legal Access
816 1.001

Lot 1, Seeley Lake Outlet West, T16N-R15W Sec 4

Land $160,000

Improvements $180,000


Appraised Values for Land Banking Sales in Pondera County

Sale

Number

AcresLegal Description

Appraised Value w/

Legal  Access

782 120

T30N-R1W Sec 129

SW4NE4_W2SE4

$66,000


Oil & Gas Lease Sale

Notice of June 2017 Oil and Gas Lease Sale
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will hold an oil and gas lease sale at 9:00 a.m., June 6, 2017 in the DNRC Montana Room, 1539 11th Avenue, Helena, MT. The June sale includes six tracts in the following counties:  Carter (1), Musselshell (1), Sweet Grass (2), and Toole (2). All sales will be by competitive oral bidding. DNRC is requesting comments from interested parties by April 28, 2017. 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

Green Creek Limited Access Timber Sale
The Montana DNRC Helena Unit is proposing the Green Creek Limited Access Timber Sale. The proposed sale is located approximately 23 miles south of Augusta, MT. The proposed timber sale would harvest approximately 700MBF from approximately 350 acres.

Blackfoot Boat Launch Improvement
The Montana DNRC Missoula Unit is proposing to conduct activities to address water quality concerns that have arisen due to the public's use of an unofficial boat launch site on the Blackfoot River. The site is located approximately 11 miles east of Bonner, MT.

Huntley Butte Timber Sale and Restoration Project
The Montana DNRC Southern Land Office is proposing the Huntley Butte Timber Sale and Restoration Project. This section is located approximately 3 miles west of Columbus, MT. The proposed timber sale would harvest and treat up to 1.6 million board feet from approximately 400 acres.

Project Update: Hooligan Billy Mack Timber Sale
On February 1, 2017, DNRC contacted adjacent landowners and interested parties concerning the proposed Hooligan Billy Mack Limited Access Timber Sale. Comments received in response to the scoping notice indicated that there are two possible legal access options to the parcel. Due to this new information, DNRC is no longer proposing a limited access sale. The timber sale would be advertised as a competitive bid timber sale pursuant to Mont. Code Ann. 77-5-201.

Stillwater Lazy-Swift Road Easement Exchange
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit is proposing a reciprocal road easement exchange package with Weyerhaeuser Company and Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit conservation corporation who holds an option agreement for a 13,400 acre block of land in the Stillwater area. The project area lies east of Olney, MT (Highway 93) and west of Lower Whitefish Road within Township 33N, Range 23W and Township 32N, Range 23W, Swift Creek and Lazy Creek drainages.

Hooligan Billy Mack Limited Access Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Helena Unit is proposing the Hooligan Billy Mack Limited Access Timber Sale. This section is located approximately 11 miles northeast of Townsend, MT. The proposal would harvest approximately 432 thousand board feet from approximately 89 acres.

West Fork Talus Pit Development Project
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit, is proposing the West Fork Talus Pit Development project. This pit is being developed to meet Stillwater State Forest’s ongoing need for armoring of stream crossings, catch basins, bridge abutments, load-bearing material, energy dissipaters at stream outlets, and other uses on forest roads.

Lynch Lake Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Kalispell Unit is proposing the Lynch Lake Timber Sale. DNRC would harvest approximately 2.5 million board feet from approximately 520 acres using seed tree, shelterwood, and commercial thinning harvest prescriptions.

South Crow Limited Access Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Kalispell Unit is proposing the South Crow Limited Access Timber Sale. The South Crow project area is located approximately 3.5 miles southwest of Ronan, MT. Approximately 240 acres would be treated and about 1 million board feet of timber harvested.

Cripple Horse Bay Projects
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Libby Unit is considering two proposed actions in the Cripple Horse Bay area located in Lincoln County. Thompson Contracting Inc. of Libby, MT has proposed to lease 162.5 acres of state trust land for the development and operation of recreational vehicle camping facilities. DNRC is also proposing to harvest timber on the parcel prior to development.

Glen Mud Timber Sale Project
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Stillwater Unit, is proposing the Glen Mud Timber Sale Project. The project area is located approximately 5 miles east of Eureka, MT. This proposal would harvest 1 to 3 million board feet (MMbf) of sawtimber from within a project area of approximately 1280 acres of state trust land.

Supplement to Environmental Impact Statement and Amendment to Habitat Conservation Plan
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Forest Management Program intends to jointly prepare a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. DNRC is proposing to amend the existing HCP to cover 81,416 acres of additional lands that have been brought into DNRC ownership since the adoption of the Permit and HCP and to incorporate the terms of a settlement agreement.

Game Gravel Crushing
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Missoula Unit is proposing to excavate and crush gravel on the following state owned parcel: Section 30 T13N R16W. This section is located approximately 16 miles east of Missoula, MT in the Game Creek drainage. The primary objective of the proposed project would be to create a stockpile of road surfacing material within DNRC ownership in the Potomac Valley.

Parrot Creek East and West Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Southern Land Office is proposing to harvest timber on the following state owned parcels: Section 16 T7N R27E and Section 36 T8N R26E. The East Parrot Creek parcel is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Roundup, MT and the West Parrot Creek parcel is located approximately 6 miles southeast of Roundup, MT. The primary objectives of the proposed project are to generate revenue for the Common Schools Trust, reduce fuel loading, and improve long-term health and quality of the forest and reverse the pine encroachment on the grasslands of both parcels.

Cellar-Ogilvie Road Easement Exchange
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Helena Unit and USDA Forest Service Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest (US Forest Service) propose an easement exchange located on the following parcels: Township 12 North Range 7 West Sections 1, 11, 12, 14 and 24.

Bear Square Timber Sale
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Missoula Unit is proposing the Bear Square Timber Sale located on Sections 13 & 24 T13N R17W and Section 19 T13N R16W, approximately 14 miles east of Missoula, MT. The primary objectives of the proposed project are to salvage dead and dying timber, reduce stand density, promote healthy trees, preserve and improved the condition of existing old growth stands, and return the stand to the desired future condition.

Newsletters/Outreach

Project Update for Upper Blackfoot Timber Salvage and Management Plan (January 6, 2014)

Cilly Cliffs Multiple Timber Sale Newsletter 2 (November 19, 2013)
This is the Swan River State Forest’s second newsletter for the proposed Cilly Cliffs Multiple Timber Sale Project. The purpose of this newsletter is to reiterate our project objectives, update you on project development since the first newsletter, summarize the alternatives that were developed by the interdisciplinary team (ID Team), and inform you of further opportunities to comment on the project.

Cilly Cliffs Multiple Timber Sale Newsletter (May 29, 2013)
Swan River State Forest’s first newsletter for the proposed Cilly Cliffs Multiple Timber Sale Project. This newsletter highlights project objectives, provides updates on project development since the scoping period, introduces the Interdisciplinary Team (ID Team) and decision maker, summarizes issues that were identified during the scoping period, and informs you of further opportunities to comment on the project.

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