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Streamside Management Zones (Montana)

Eligibility 
Utility
Fed. Government
Commercial
Agricultural
Investor-Owned Utility
State/Provincial Govt
Industrial
Construction
Municipal/Public Utility
Local Government
Residential
Installer/Contractor
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Low-Income Residential
Schools
Retail Supplier
Institutional
Multi-Family Residential
Systems Integrator
Fuel Distributor
Nonprofit
General Public/Consumer
Transportation
Savings Category 
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Montana
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

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.