Conservation Districts (Montana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Montana Association of Conservation Districts|
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.
|Department||Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation|
|Division||Conservation and Resource Development, Conservation Districts Bureau|
|Address||1625 Eleventh Ave|
|Contact Name||Montana Association of Conservation Districts|
|Address||790 Colleen Street|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||76-15 MCA|
|Authority 2:||ARM 36.6.101 through 202|