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Conservation group upset over $530 fee to get documents

Conservation group upset over $530 fee to get documents

GREAT FALLS — The program director of a Montana conservation group is complaining the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation said it would charge $530 for information the group requested about a $3 million forestry management effort Gov. Steve Bullock announced in July.

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State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

So far, the 2014 wildfire season in Montana has been defined more by what hasn’t happened than by what has.

August 29, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Dana Ranch

Dana Ranch

The Dana Ranch contains more than 14,000 acres of state land within its boundaries. The ranch is located at the head of Hound Creek, between the Smith and Missouri rivers and at the base of the Big Belt Mountains.

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DNRC stops water sale for oil drilling project; Belfry gravel pit owner lacked water right

A landowner near Belfry has been told to stop selling water to an oil company drilling in the area.

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Advisory council proposes recommendations for Yellowstone Basin

Draft recommendations for the Yellowstone Basin as part of a statewide water planning effort are available for public comment.

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Gulp! Town of 150 with $1.6 million water repair bill gets help from county, state

At $10,666 per person, the repair bill for tiny Plevna’s water system was more than the town of 150 could swallow.

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DNRC kills proposed Dana Ranch land exchange

DNRC kills proposed Dana Ranch land exchange

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation announced Thursday that the agency has decided not to proceed with the Dana Ranch land exchange after completing an initial review and public scoping. 

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First of its kind: Land exchange would be major windfall for DNRC

First of its kind: Land exchange would be major windfall for DNRC

A Texas businessman has proposed a land exchange with the state that, if approved, would give the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation a 14,400-acre wheat farm and cattle ranch southeast of Winifred — a first-of-its-kind exchange in state history.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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X Hanging Diamond Ranch

X Hanging Diamond Ranch

The X Hanging Diamond Ranch is located southeast of Winifred in Fergus County, about 40 miles north of Lewistown.

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New report on Flathead Indian water rights compact does little to dampen controversy

HELENA — A new report on the Flathead tribal water rights agreement did little to dampen controversy over the proposed pact, as water users from both sides Monday once again fiercely disputed the agreement’s effects.

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Meetings on state water plan start Monday

GREAT FALLS — Montana officials hope to gather comments on the upper and lower Missouri River on Monday during the first of several public meetings as they develop a state water plan.

September 29, 2013 12:22 pmLoading…
Quiet fire season saves state money

Quiet fire season saves state money

After a record-setting fire season last year that burned thousands of acres and many homes and outbuildings in southeastern and south-central Montana, this year has been notably quiet thanks to timely rainfall.

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Palisade logging project final EA released

Palisade logging project final EA released

The state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation issued its final environmental assessment for the Palisades timber sale project northwest of Red Lodge on Thursday.

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Montana Parks and Recreation Board tackles 75-year-old issue

Montana Parks and Recreation Board tackles 75-year-old issue

HELENA — Members of the newly formed Montana State Parks and Recreation Board learned Wednesday about a couple of weighty matters they’ll face, including how to compensate a different state agency for school trust lands within state parks.

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Report: Drought potential moderate to high

Montanans can expect a mixed bag of water supply and moisture conditions as summer wears on, according to the 2013 Governor’s Report on the Potential for Drought and Flooding, released on Thursday by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

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Montana scales back Palisades timber sale

Montana scales back Palisades timber sale

After closer scrutiny and comments from the public, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has reduced the size of its proposed Palisades timber sale northwest of Red Lodge by almost 1 million board feet, an estimated loss of $133,000.

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Montana oil and gas lease sale nets $531,563

Montana officials say an oil and gas lease auction drew successful bids on almost 30,000 acres in 15 counties scattered across the state.

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Missoula aims to catalog 30,000 to 50,000 urban trees

Missoula aims to catalog 30,000 to 50,000 urban trees

This summer, teams of arborists and volunteers will flit from tree to tree throughout Missoula like squirrels on an arboreal marathon.

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Montana drought picture improves a bit with May rain, snow

Montana drought picture improves a bit with May rain, snow

HELENA — May is finishing with a flurry of rain — and even snow in places — that is giving drought watchers hope as the summer season looms.

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Trees planted as Montana firefighters memorial nears completion

Trees planted as Montana firefighters memorial nears completion

LAUREL — It's taken more than 10 years with plenty of starting and stopping, but the Montana State Firefighters Memorial is almost complete, and officials took another step Wednesday in planting a pair of trees at the site.

May 01, 2013 4:15 pm Photos

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