Conservation Districts (Montana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Montana

Applies to States or Provinces Montana
Name Conservation Districts (Montana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local

Program Administrator Montana Association of Conservation Districts
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


Local Conservation Districts in the state of Montana may be formed by approval of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and local referendum, to take place following a petition by 10% of qualified local electors. When formed, Conservation Districts function as governmental subdivisions of the state and may exercise public powers, such as by adopting and implementing regulations regarding local conservation, water and land use practices, and erosion control.

The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is tasked with encouraging the formation of Conservation Districts, offering assistance to Districts in carrying out policies and programs, and coordinating programs between Districts.

Policy Contact

Department Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Division Conservation and Resource Development, Conservation Districts Bureau
Address 1625 Eleventh Ave

Place Helena, Montana

Phone 406/444-2074

Contact Name Montana Association of Conservation Districts

Address 790 Colleen Street

Place Helena, Montana
Zip/Postal Code 59601
Phone (406) 443-5711

Fax (406) 443-0174

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 76-15 MCA

Authority 2: ARM 36.6.101 through 202