Streamside Management Zones (Montana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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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 http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/77_5_3.htm


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

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


Email dnrc_publicinfo@mt.gov
Website http://dnrc.mt.gov/


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

Authority 1: 77-5-3 MCA



Authority 2: ARM 36.11.301 through 312

















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