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Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team

The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) oversees implementation of Montana's Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy by the Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program (Program). MSGOT and the Program implement the Greater Sage Grouse Stewardship Act, along with Executive Orders 12-2015 and 21-2015. Individual MSGOT members also implement Montana's Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy through their respective agencies and programs.

MSGOT is administratively attached to the Governor’s Office for administrative purposes. The Program is administratively hosted by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC).

MSGOT is required to meet at least quarterly. A complete audio recording, a summary of the audio recording, and meeting materials are archived for each meeting. Meeting Archive is available on this page.


  • Tom Livers
    Director, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
  • Martha Williams
    Director, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
  • John Tubbs
    Director, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Mike Tooley
    Director, Montana Department of Transportation
  • Jim Halvorson
    Administrator, Montana Board of Oil and Gas
  • Patrick Holmes
    Governor’s Office
  • Diane Ahlgren
    Montana Rangeland Resources Committee
  • Senator Mike Lang
    SD 17 Malta, Montana
  • Representative Casey Knudsen
    HD 33 Malta, Montana

Administrative Rules

The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team is considering administrative rules to guide mitigation for impacts to sage grouse habitat. See the draft October 2018 proposed rules below

Upcoming Meetings

October 4, 2018 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Montana Room, DNRC Headquarters

December 18, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Montana State Capitol Room 172

Meeting Archive

2018 Meeting Agendas & Notes

2017 Meeting Agendas & Notes

2016 Meeting Agendas & Notes

2015 Meeting Agendas & Notes

All Meeting materials available by request.

Public Comment

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