By the numbers: Montana
- 3,043 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
- 205 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
- $1.05 billion: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
- 57 total disaster declarations, including 28 flood, 20 severe storm, and 3 tornado disasters (1953-2017)6
- $3.69 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in 2017...
Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in montana
Established in 1919, the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) continues to fulfill its mandate to collect and publish information on Montana's geology to promote orderly and responsible development of the energy, groundwater, and mineral resources of the State.
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is charged with protecting a clean and healthy environment as guaranteed to our citizens by our State Constitution. Our ultimate goal is to protect public health and to maintain Montana's high quality of life for current and future generations.
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations.The department is organized into seven divisions: Director's Office, Conservation and Resource Development, Forestry, Oil and Gas Conservation, Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission, Trust Land Management, and Water Resources.
Montana Disaster & Emergency Services (MT DES) is the lead agency coordinating comprehensive emergency management in Montana. In collaboration with local and tribal governments we build, sustain, and improve our ability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate hazards.