Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Development of Outdoor Recreational Resources

Compliance With Federal Act Authorized -- Powers Of Department

23-2-103. Compliance with federal act authorized -- powers of department. The department shall do those things necessary to comply with the provisions of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965. Among other things, the department may:

(1) prepare a comprehensive statewide outdoor recreational plan that must contain an evaluation of the demand for and supply of outdoor recreational resources and facilities in Montana and a program for implementation of the plan;

(2) accept and administer money paid by the secretary of the interior for approved projects;

(3) contract with other state agencies, cities, counties, and other political subdivisions of the state, private organizations, and agencies of the federal government;

(4) acquire, other than by eminent domain, and develop outdoor recreational areas and facilities as well as land and waters and interests in land and waters for such areas and facilities;

(5) for the purpose of implementing the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, coordinate its activities with and represent the interests of all agencies of state, city, county, and other governmental units with outdoor recreational responsibilities.

History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 235, L. 1965; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 417, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 62-403; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 218, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 353, L. 2019.