state reserves to itself and its representatives and authorized lessees and
licensees the right to enter upon state lands for the purposes contained within
the lease or license. The state also reserves the right for itself and
representatives to enter upon state lands for any lawful purposes including inspections.
(2) Representatives of
the Montana historical society have the right to enter any state lands at any
reasonable time, upon notification to the department, to perform their duties
in connection with the State Antiquities Act, Title 22, chapter 3, part 4, MCA.
Any person discovering an object or site of historic, prehistoric,
archeological, paleontological, scientific, architectural, or cultural interest
on state land shall report such discovery to the Montana historical society and
the department and take all steps necessary to preserve such site or object.
Willful abuse of such sites or objects may constitute sufficient grounds for
cancellation of the lease or license.
(3) The state reserves
the right to sell or otherwise dispose of any interest other than that for
which the lessee or
licensee has leased or licensed the premises, including hunting or fishing access
privileges on state land; however, the lessee or grazing licensee may post
state land using blue paint to prevent trespass by unauthorized persons but may
not use any other method, including orange paint, to post the land. Posting
with blue paint must meet the same requirements as are imposed by 45-6-201,
MCA, for posting of private land with fluorescent orange paint.
History: 77-1-209, MCA; IMP, 77-1-202, MCA; NEW, 1987 MAR p. 17, Eff. 1/16/87; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 33, Eff. 10/29/93; TRANS, 1996 MAR p. 2384.