Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations.
The Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program was created to facilitate implementation of the
Executive Orders across state government, by federal land management agencies, and private entities
seeking to develop projects in key sage grouse habitats. The program is overseen by the Montana Sage
Grouse Oversight Team, and it is administratively hosted by the Montana Department of Natural
Resources and Conservation.
Montana’s goal is to conserve greater sage grouse and key sagebrush habitats so that Montana will maintain authority to manage its own lands, wildlife, and economy. Implementing Montana’s Conservation Strategy will ensure that listing under the federal Endangered Species Act will never be warranted.
When the site went live in April 2017, landowners, industry groups, state agency partners, federal regulators, and others lauded it for its ease of use and improvement over prior system.
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