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2017 MAP Conference - Miles City | September 26 through 28

Jun 02, 2017

Join us in Miles City for the 2017 MAP conference. See the conference page for more information. 

MAP is seeking a lobbyist for the 2017 legislative session.

Oct 17, 2016


Lobbyist Montana Association of Planners – Request For Proposals

The Montana Association of Planners is seeking proposals from independent contractors to provide lobbying services for the 2017 session of the Montana Legislature.  Please forward the information to those you think might be interested.

Proposals must be submitted by email in a Word or PDF file to MAP President Andrew Hagemeier: by October 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

The Legislative Committee will review the proposals and make their recommendation to the MAP Board.  


Thanks for attending 2016 MAP & Western Planner Conference

May 07, 2016

Information on the Western Planner & Montana Association of Planners Joint Conference click HERE.

For the Conference Schedule click HERE.


Thanks to All Conference Sponsors

Proposed Changes to ARMs for Subdivsions/On-Site Subsurface Wastewater Treament

Jan 06, 2016

On January 15, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public hearing in Room 111, Metcalf Building, 1520 East Sixth Avenue, Helena, Montana, to consider the proposed amendments to the adminstrative rules of Montana.  To see the proposed amendments and the notice of public hearing click HERE.





2015 Montana Legislature Activities

Jan 13, 2015

For more information on the 2015 Montana Legislature Activities click the following link:

Information from MDT on Traffic Control Devices on Private Property

The MT Department of Transportation has sent the following article to MAP regarding Traffic Control Devices on private property. (Note: this article is a 1.2MB PDF, so it may take a minute to load, depending on your connection speed)

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Report from MDT on Land Use and Highway Noise

The MT Department of Transportation released the following report "Growing Neighborhoods and Growing Corridors: Land Use Planning for Highway Noise" in March 2008. A copy of the report can be accessed by clicking on this link. (Note: this file is a 1.28MB PDF, so it may take a minute to load, depending on your connection speed)

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FWP & Natural Heritage Program Fact Sheets

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Natural Heritage Program have provided fact sheets that contain information that was presented at the 2008 MAP Conference.

Click here for FWP fact sheet and here for the Natural Heritage Program information.

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Governors Task Force Offers Presentations on Streamside Development

The Governor’s Task Force for Riparian Protection has contracted with Headwaters Policy/Planning Partnership, LLP to provide outreach to Montana communities through an interactive PowerPoint presentation. Topics covered include: why are riparian areas next to rivers and streams so important to maintaining our Montana lifestyle? How do healthy riparian areas protect private property and local economies? What scientific information is available to understand the effects of development along rivers and streams? What can local governments do to address these issues?

The presentation reviews the most significant issues related to waterside development, but can be adapted to best meet the information needs and time requirements of the audience. Intended audiences include county commissioners, planning board members, planners, citizen committees, interested members of the public, and organizations involved in natural resource, development, and planning issues. To schedule a presentation, contact Mary Vandenbosch or Jeff Erickson from Headwaters at (406) 449-3229 or

The Governor’s Task Force for Riparian Protection provides a forum for state and local government agencies to better collaborate and work creatively to protect riparian areas around Montana. For more information, visit

FHWA Technical Summaries

This is to announce the availability of new one-page (front-and-back) technical summaries of five new intersection safety treatments. The treatments, listed below, are ones that have been identified or refined since the publication of NCHRP Report 500, Volumes 5 (A Guide for Addressing Unsignalized Intersection Collisions) and 12 (A Guide for Reducing Collisions at Signalized Intersections) in 2003 and 2004, respectively. An electronic copy of each of the technical summaries is attached and is also available on the Office of Safety website at A limited number of hard copies are presently available from our office, and more may be printed if demand warrants.

* Red-Signal Enforcement Lights (FHWA-SA-09-005)

* Embedded LEDs in Signs (FHWA-SA-09-006)

* LED Raised Pavement Markers (FHWA-SA-09-007)

* Advanced Dilemma Zone Detection System (FHWA-SA-09-008)

* Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) (FHWA-SA-09-009)

The intent of these summaries is to provide additional tools for state and local transportation agency practitioners and decision makers to use in addressing intersection safety. Each summary contains information on the treatment's details and purpose, potential benefits, agency experience, and implementation considerations, including costs. While they do not yet have rigorously-developed crash modification factors, some preliminary safety effectiveness information is presented in the summaries. It is noted that the Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon won a 2009 National Roadway Safety Awards from the Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation for the City of St. Petersburg, Florida (see

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