Grass Conservation Act (Montana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Montana|
|Name||Grass Conservation Act (Montana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||Designated Grazing Districts in Montana: http://dnrc.mt.gov/cardd/MtGrassCommission/Grazing.asp|
The Grass Conservation Act provides for the conservation, protection, restoration, and proper utilization of grass, forage, and range resource of the state of Montana. The Act establishes the Montana Grass Conservation Commission to coordinate between the Department and Conservation Districts on issues pertaining to grass conservation, and act in an advisory capacity to the Department. Under the Act, property and livestock owners may petition the Commission to establish a Grazing District. Membership in Grazing Districts is limited to persons engaged in the livestock business and owners or leasers of forage lands. Grazing District Boards may set land use regulations and distribute permits for grazing rights on land in their jurisdiction.
|Contact Name||Sandra K. Brown - Executive Vice President|
|Department||Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation|
|Division||Conservation and Resource Development, Montana Grass Conservation Commission|
|Address||P.O. Box 622|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||76-16-1 MCA|