Affiliated Organizations

Many of the organizations listed below work with and support the department's mission "... to protect, sustain, and improve a clean and healthful environment to benefit present and future generations." Please visit the links below to access a wide assortment of environmental resources and services. If you'd like to be listed as an affiliated organization, please notify our Public Affairs Coordinator.

The department is providing these links as a service to those looking for environmental information.  Inclusion in this list does not constitute any form of endorsement of one entity over another or attest to the quality of work, etc.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


EPA is the federal government agency who's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and land — upon which life depends. For 30 years, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier  environment for the American people.

Tier II Submit Chemical Inventory Information

Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN)

Managed by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), LGEAN provides environmental management, planning, funding, and regulatory information to local government officials. This organization provides free environmental compliance assistance, a biweekly electronic newsletter, and other tools to keep local governments informed.

Looking for an Environmental Consultant? Search LGEAN's Consultants Directory.

Local officials seeking to hire consultants for environmental services are encouraged to visit the Local Government Environmental Assistance Network's (LGEAN's) directory of environmental consultants. The directory, located on the LGEAN Web site, enables local government officials and other users to identify and contact consultants who perform work in the environmental and geographical area in which they are interested.

The Montana Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Program

The Board and the Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund provide financial resources and  procedures to tank owners and operators who may be reimbursed for cleanup caused by releases from petroleum storage tanks. The program assists in protecting public health and safety and the environment by providing cleanup of petroleum tank releases.

Montana Natural Heritage Program

This program is the state's main source for reliable objective information and expertise to support stewardship and habitats, emphasizing those of conservation concern.

The Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation

DNRC houses divisions and programs that oversee state trust lands, water resources, forests, and the permitting of oil and gas wells.

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks

FW&P provides for the stewardship of fish, wildlife, parks, and recreational resources of Montana. The agency works to enhance the health of Montana's natural environment and the vitality of the state's fish, wildlife, curltural, and historic resources.

Montana Watershed Coordination Council

MWCC is the statewide organization representing more than 60 watershed groups. It cultivates broad-based support for community-driven approaches to managing complex land and water issues.

Montana Wetland Council

The MWC's overarching goal is no overall net loss of the state's remaining wetland resource base, and an overall increase in the quality and quantity of wetlands in Montana.