Forestry Policies (Montana)

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Place Montana


   
Applies to States or Provinces Montana
Name Forestry Policies (Montana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes

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Program Administrator Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Primary Website http://dnrc.mt.gov/forestry/assistance/biomass/default.asp



Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source DNRC Financial Assistance: http://dnrc.mt.gov/Forestry/Assistance/Biomass/FinAsst/FinAsst.asp#resources, Statewide Forest Resources Strategy: http://dnrc.mt.gov/Forestry/Assistance/Documents/SAResponseStrategy2010.pdf, Woody Biomass Assessment: http://dnrc.mt.gov/forestry/Assistance/Biomass/Documents/MT_WoodyBiomassAssessment.pdf


Summary

Montana has over 20 million acres of public and private forested lands, about a quarter of the state's land area. Montana's Forests are managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's Forestry Division. The DNRC's 2010 Statewide Forest Resource Strategy document specifies the promotion and facilitation of forest biomass for energy generation as a key strategic goal: http://dnrc.mt.gov/Forestry/Assistance/Documents/SAResponseStrategy2010.pdf

The DNRC also offers financial assistance under its Woody Biomass Utilization program, with a mission to promote the beneficial use of forest biomass in the state. Current grants include a biomass utilization grant and energy assessment grant: http://dnrc.mt.gov/forestry/assistance/biomass/default.asp http://dnrc.mt.gov/Forestry/Assistance/Biomass/FinAsst/FinAsst.asp#resources

In 2009, the DNRC completed an inventory of forest biomass supply, "An Assessment of Forest-based Woody Biomass Supply and Use in Montana": http://dnrc.mt.gov/forestry/Assistance/Biomass/Documents/MT_WoodyBiomassAssessment.pdf



Policy Contact

Contact Name Julie Kies
Department Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Division Forestry, Biomass Utilization




Phone 406-542-4280




     
     


















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