Environmental Indicators

State law requires the Environmental Quality Council to gather information on "conditions and trends in the quality of the environment." Paper reports were issued in 1975 and 1996. The council approved this online list of environmental trends in 2014. This online repository continues the EQC tradition of gathering timely and authoritative information that can be regularly updated and expanded. Questions, comments, and suggestions may be directed to jasonmohr@mt.gov.

Population

Economic Conditions

Montana Median Household Income

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Montana Median Household Income by Block Group

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Montana Median Household Income by County

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Land Use

Source: Montana State Library

 

Source: DEQ Subdivision Plan Review Program, 2014

 

 

Agriculture

Source: USDA Census of Agriculture (2012)

 

 

Source: USDA Census of Agriculture

 

 

Forests

Wildlife

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program

 

 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program
More Information: Montana Natural Heritage Program Plant Species of Concern Database

 

 

Source: Montana Department of Fish, Wildife, and Parks

 

Source: Montana Department of Fish, Wildife, and Parks

 

Energy

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

More Information: Montana profile overview (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

 

 

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

More Information: Montana profile overview (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

 

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

More Information: Montana profile overview (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

 

 

Source:Office of Highway Policy Information (Federal Highway Administration) via Google Public Data

More information: Highway Statistics Series (Office of Highway Policy Information)

 

 

Remediation 

Source: EPA Region 8

More information: TOXMAP environmental health map, U.S. National Library of Medicine

 

 

Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Site-specific information: http://deq.mt.gov/Land/StateSuperfund/findasite

 

Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Click on map to search for hazardous waste releases, petroleum fund claims, underground storage tanks, and other remediation information.

 

Source: U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

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Waste

Facility Type Address
West Yellowstone MSW composting facility Combined compost facility and transfer station 263 Ecology Lane, West Yellowstone
Glacier Gold, LLC

Composter

255 Good Creek Road, Olney

Stericycle, Inc.

Infectious waste treatment facility

107 South Parkmont St., Butte

Augusta Solid Waste District

Landfill

952 Sun Canyon Road, Augusta

Beaverhead County

Landfill

3801 Ten Mile Road, Dillon

City of Hardin

Landfill

3794 East Sarpy Road, Hardin

Lewis and Clark County

Landfill

4075 Deal Lane, Helena

Libby Landfill

Landfill

2501 Pipe Creek, Libby

Miles City Area Solid Waste District

Landfill

5100 Leighton Boulevard, Miles City

NMJRDD – Cut Bank

Landfill

19 Nyhagen Road, Cut Bank

Oaks Disposal Landfill

Landfill

Dawson County Road 448, Glendive

Pyramid Mountain Lumber

Landfill

Juniper Drive, Seeley Lake

Seeley Lake Refuse District

Landfill

961 Emerald Lake Loop, Seeley Lake

Shumaker

Landfill

8601 14th Ave. North, Great Falls

Valley View

Landfill

300 Why 518, Montana City

Allied Waste-Billings Recycling Center

Recycling facility

458 Charles St., Billings

Allied Waste-Missoula Recycling Center

Recycling facility

3207 W. Broadway, Missoula

Border Steel and Recycling

Recycling facility

35002 County Road 123, Sidney

Eastern Montana Industries

Recycling facility

805 S. Haynes Ave., Miles City

North Central Montana Regional Recycling Facility

Recycling facility

1479 Valier Highway, Conrad

P.E.T.E.S.

Recycling facility

2407 Havre Ave., Missoula

Valley Recycling

Recycling facility

1410 Highway 2 West, Kalispell

YCI Recycling and Salvage

Recycling facility

1 Sugar Factory Road, Hardin

Emerald Services

Soil treatment facility

172 N. Manchester Road, Great Falls

Shumaker Landfarm

Soil treatment facility

269 Hastings, Sand Coulee

Sanders County Solid Waste District

Transfer station

269 Airport Road, Thompson Falls

Stillwater County

Transfer station

865 U.S. Highway 10 West, Columbus

Broadwater County Transfer Station

Transfer station and landfill

370 Indian Creek Road, Townsend

Rasmussen Tire Site

Waste tire facility

210 Rhodes Draw, Kalispell

Tires for Reclamation, Inc.

Waste tire facility

6920 Spring Creek Road, Laurel

 

Source: Solid Waste Management Section, Montana Department of Environmental Quality

More information: deq.mt.gov/Land/solidwaste

 

Source: 2014 Recycling and Waste Diversion Summary (DEQ)

 

Facility Location Status
BNSF Somers Tie Treating Plant Somers Closed, 2001
BNSF Paradise tie treating site Paradise Permit modified, 2006
Calumet Montana Refining LLC Great Falls Permit issued, 1995
CHS Inc., Laurel Refinery Laurel Permit reissued, 2014
Exxon/Mobil Refining and Supply Co. Billings Permit reissued, 1999
Flying J Petroleums Inc. Cut Bank Order of consent issued in 2008 to maintain and clean up closed site
Loveland Products, Inc. (Transbas Inc.) Billings Corrective action order issued in 2015 to investigate and remediate site
Malmstrom Air Force Base Great Falls Permit reissued, 2012
Montana State University Bozeman Permit expired, 1998
Onyx Environmental Butte Permit expired, 2002
Phillips 66, Billings Land Treatment Unit Billings Entered closure phase, 2008
Phillips 66, Billings Refinery Billings Permit issued, 2002

 

Source: Hazardous Waste Program (DEQ)

More information: deq.mt.gov/Land/hazwaste

 

 

Source: EPA toxic release inventory of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.

More information: epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program

 

Source: EPA toxic release inventory

More information: epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program

 

 

Water

Montana has significant surface and groundwater resources. While surface water resources may be quantified (see below), groundwater resources are less evident. Groundwater availability is limited by aquifer physical characteristics, recharge from precipitation, and interactions with surface water. The most common source of groundwater are shallow sand and gravel aquifers (see below) along floodplains of major streams and rivers.

Source: DNRC State Water Plan

More information: dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/water/management/state-water-plan

 

 

Source: DNRC State Water Plan

More information: dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/water/management/state-water-plan

 

 

Use Current consumption Projected increase in consumption by 2035
Irrigation, agricultural uses 2,257,000 annual acre feet (AF) 85,000 to 523,000 AF
Domestic (public water supply and self-supplied domestic 86,000 AF 29,000 AF
Increased evapotranspiration due to climate change - 3,500 to 113,000 AF

 

Source: DNRC State Water Plan

More information: dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/water/management/state-water-plan

 

 

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