The Montana Main Street Program (MMSP) is an initiative of the MT State Department of Commerce. The program offers technical assistance, best practices, and funding to communities throughout the state seeking to revitalize downtown areas. The program promotes historic preservation, tourism, and economic efforts of local communities. The MMSP Guidelines explain how a community can apply to become a member of the program and be eligible for funding.
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The Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) was designed to simplify the tasks of identifying and acquiring natural resource information. NRIS operates a clearinghouse and referral service to link users with the best sources of information and service.
This site provides downloadable data and map files for Montana boundaries and land, fisheries and hydrography, as well as wildlife information.
The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) “provides vision, advocacy, support and leadership for schools and communities to ensure that all studetns meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.” The OPI website provides information on local school data, grant applications, and resources for schools and instructors. Explore the website for more information, links, and downloadable data.
Montana State University established a research and prevention program for invasive plant species in the prairie lands of Montana. The program maintains several Weed Protection Areas (WPA) in Northcentral Montana for data collection, research, and weed control. WPAs serve to keep rangelands in our region free of damaging plant species. For more information on Weed Protection Areas, canine detection methods, invasive plants, and range riders, visit their website by clicking here.