Department Of Natural Resources And Conservation
Although a record-setting drought wracked California last year, forecasts for Montana’s water future look less grim but still challenging as the state’s population grows and the climate changes.
HELENA — The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) today released the 2015 Montana State Water Plan.
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.
So far, the 2014 wildfire season in Montana has been defined more by what hasn’t happened than by what has.
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.
A landowner near Belfry has been told to stop selling water to an oil company drilling in the area.
Draft recommendations for the Yellowstone Basin as part of a statewide water planning effort are available for public comment.
At $10,666 per person, the repair bill for tiny Plevna’s water system was more than the town of 150 could swallow.
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.
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.
The X Hanging Diamond Ranch is located southeast of Winifred in Fergus County, about 40 miles north of Lewistown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montana officials say an oil and gas lease auction drew successful bids on almost 30,000 acres in 15 counties scattered across the state.
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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