36.11.449 SITE-SPECIFIC ALTERNATIVE PRACTICES
(1) The department shall comply with ARM 36.11.401 through 36.11.445 when conducting forest management activities, unless approval has been obtained from the forest management bureau chief for alternative forest management practices. Alternative practices may be designed in response to site-specific conditions encountered while planning forest management activities.
(2) The forest management bureau chief may approve proposed alternative practices only if such practices would be otherwise lawful, and it is determined with reasonable certainty that the proposed alternative practices would provide adequate levels of resource protection.
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.