Green Mountain
                 Conservation District

To Protect and Enhance the Natural Resources of the District and to Educate the Public about Natural Resource Concerns
"The Land bears an honest record of what men write on it."


GREEN MOUNTAIN
 

2952 HWY 200

P.O. BOX 1329

TROUT CREEK, MT 59874

PHONE: (406) 827-4833
email: GMCD@blackfoot.net

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310 APPLICATIONS AND FORMS

Information for 310 Applicants
310 Permit Forms (MS Word .doc or Adobe .pdf format)
Applicant Letter provided with 310 Permit Forms


 

FROM: GMCD

TO:  310 Applicants

Montana’s Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act, also known as the 310 Law, is a state law intended to protect and preserve lands adjacent to streams and rivers in their natural or existing state. The rules require that any person planning to work in or near a perennial stream, river or designated reservoir on private land must first obtain a 310 Permit from the local conservation district. 

The purpose of the 310 Law is to minimize soil erosion and sedimentation, maintain water quality and stream channel integrity, and prevent property damage to adjacent landowners.  The permitting process takes 30 – 90 days.

It is important that you submit your new application in triplicate and also include detailed drawings, general plan view with cross-section (elevation) showing vertical dimensions, if applicable, of your project and an accurate map location showing directions to your property.  If a dock is involved in the project, you need to describe the dock, its dimensions and show how the dock will be anchored and/or attached to the shoreline.   Also, we require a current photo of the project site.

Frequently an inspection needs to be done before a decision on the application can be made.  In order for this application to be placed on our next meeting agenda, we must receive it completely filled out and in our office the Wednesday prior to the meeting.  Our meetings usually are on the third Wednesday of each month in our office in Trout Creek behind the Local Store.  You may contact the office to verify that date.  We begin the 310 application discussions after 8:00 p.m. and we encourage you to attend the board meeting to discuss any questions the Supervisors or advisors may have about your proposed project.

This application may also be used for an Army Corps of Engineers (Section 404) Permit that frequently is needed if a 310 permit is necessary for any work.  If the property for the proposed work is within the Thompson Falls Reservoir, property boundaries will need to be verified with PPL Montana.  Mark Sommer is the contact person for this clarification, and his phone number is 406-728-4176.  

If you have any further questions you may contact our office at any time.  Our regular office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, although there are times when we need to be out in the field during those hours.  I would suggest that you call the office to confirm that there will be someone there if you wish to meet with someone in person.

Sincerely,

Jean Dunn
Administrator
 

Information for 310 Applicants
310 Permit Forms (MS Word .doc or Adobe .pdf format)
Applicant Letter provided with 310 Permit Forms

Sample of Properly Completed 310

Team Member Report Form

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