Montana State Law
In 1939 legislation was enacted for the creation of Conservation Districts. Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government and adhere to state law. Click to see a directory of laws specific to Conservation Districts. Click to see a directory of laws specific to local government operations.
Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act (310 Law)
In 1975, the Legislature enacted the Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act, aka the 310 Law. This law is intended to protect and preserve streams and rivers and the lands adjacent to them. The law requires any individual or business proposing work in or near a perennial stream to apply for a 310 permit through their local conservation district.
Click for a directory of laws regarding the 310 Law.
Gallatin Conservation District Adopted Rules
Each Conservation District has the authority to adopt specific rules for the implementation of the Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act for their county. Click here for the latest Gallatin CD adopted rules.
The Gallatin Conservation Districts jurisdictional boundaries include the majority of Gallatin County, excluding the major city boundaries of Bozeman and Belgrade as defined by the 1949 city boundaries. Click here for the 1949 boundary map of Bozeman. Click here for the 1949 boundary map of Belgrade.