Grass Conservation Act (Montana)

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Place Montana

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
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Designated Grazing Districts in Montana:

Last Review 2014-09-15


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.

Policy Contact

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

Place Terry, Montana
Zip/Postal Code 59349
Phone (406) 635-5868


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

Authority 1: 76-16-1 MCA

Date Enacted 1939