36.11.416 BIODIVERSITY - MANAGEMENT ON SCATTERED LANDS
(1) On areas of smaller, and/or scattered ownership, the department shall base
management on restoring a semblance of historic conditions within state
(2) Where state
ownership contained forest conditions made rare on adjacent lands due to the
management activities of others, the department shall not necessarily maintain
those conditions in amounts sufficient to compensate for their loss when
assessed over the broader landscape, except as it coincides with other
(3) However, if
state trust lands contain rare or unique habitat elements occurring naturally
(e.g., bog, patches of a rare plant) , the department shall manage so as to
retain those elements.
scattered parcels, treatments shall be determined at the project level.
department shall apply the model referred to under ARM 36.11.404 at the
administrative unit level, to the extent data are available.
considerations listed under ARM 36.11.404 through 36.11.405, and 36.11.417 and
36.11.418 shall be applicable with 36.11.416.
History: 77-1-202, 77-1-209, 77-5-201, 77-5-204, MCA; IMP, 77-5-116, 77-5-204, 77-5-206, 77-5-207, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/14/03.