Streamside Management Zones (Montana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Primary Website|| http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/77_5_3.htm
|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.
|Department||Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation|
|Address||1625 Eleventh Ave|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| 77-5-3 MCA
|Authority 2:|| ARM 36.11.301 through 312