Montana Natural Areas Act (Montana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Montana


Applies to States or Provinces Montana
Name Montana Natural Areas Act of 1974 (Montana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province





Start Date 1974










Program Administrator Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Primary Website http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/76_12_1.htm


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

The Montana Natural Areas Act of 1974 provides for the designation and establishment of a system of natural areas in order to preserve the natural ecosystems of these areas. Designated natural areas are protected from development which may adversely affect the integrity of the area, unless the legislature specifically authorizes such development. Existing land uses at the time of designation may continue under appropriate leases or agreements, but will be subject to regulations established by the Board of Land Commissioners. State natural areas are managed by local managing entities.


Policy Contact

Department Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Address 1625 Eleventh Ave
Place Helena, Montana
Phone 406/444-2074


Email dnrc_publicinfo@mt.gov
Website http://dnrc.mt.gov/
Department Board of Land Commissioners





Website http://dnrc.mt.gov/LandBoard/Default.asp


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

Authority 1: 76-12-1 MCA
Date Effective 1974


Authority 2: ARM 36.27.101 through 211

















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