Streamside Management Zones (Montana)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Montana


Name Streamside Management Zones (Montana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
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

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


This chapter sets streamside management zones as encompassing a strip at least 50 feet wide on each side of a stream, lake, or other body of water, measured from the ordinary high-water mark, and extending beyond the high-water mark to include wetlands and areas that provide additional protection in zones with steep slopes or erosive soils. This legislation is designed to maintain the integrity of forest streams by limiting development and land use in streamside management zones. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is responsible for publishing regulations pertaining to streamside zone management and land use.

Policy Contact

Department Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Address 1625 Eleventh Ave

Place Helena, Montana

Phone 406/444-2074


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

Authority 1: 77-5-3 MCA

Authority 2: ARM 36.11.301 through 312