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Tax Credit

State Tax Credit for Contributions to Qualified Endowment
Montana Code Annotated §15-30-2328 provides that a taxpayer is allowed a tax credit up to $10,000 annually against taxes owed in “an amount equal to 40% of the present value of the aggregate amount of the charitable gift portion of a planned gift made by the taxpayer during the year to any qualified endowment.”  Montana Code Annotated §15-31-161 provides that a corporation is allowed a tax credit up to $10,000 annually “in an amount equal to 20% of a charitable gift against the taxes otherwise due under 15-31-101 for charitable contributions made to a qualified endowment.”

Montana Code Annotated §15-30-2328 (Temporary)

Montana Code Annotated §15-31-161 (Temporary)

Open Space/Conservation

Conservation Easement Statutes
Montana Code Annotated §76-6-201 et seq. provides for the state’s conservation easement statutes that authorizes the creation of permanent easements on real property for conservation and historic preservation purposes.

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Habitat Montana
The Habitat Montana program (Montana Code Annotated, Section 87-1-841 et seq.) offers incentives to landowners to conserve habitat on private land, including the purchase of conservation easements. The program is intended to protect seriously threatened habitats and provide recreational opportunities through purchased or donated conservation easements and purchases of land. In addition to monetary compensation, landowners may realize tax benefits from a conservation easement and gain help in pursuing habitat-friendly agricultural practices.

Habitat Montana
Montana Code Annotated, Title 87, Chapter 1, Part 2

Rick Northrup, Habitat Bureau Chief
Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
1420 East Sixth Avenue
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620
(406) 444-5633
rnorthrup@mt.gov

Forest Legacy Program
The Forest Legacy Program is a US Forest Service program for protecting and conserving important forests that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses, such as development. The Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is the lead agency for the Forest Legacy Program in the state. The program achieves its goals through voluntary easements and fee simple purchases.

Contact:
Mr. Jeff Hagener, Director
Fish, Wildlife and Parks
1420 East Sixth Avenue
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701 
(406) 444-2535 - Headquarters
(406) 444-2612 - Wildlife Division
fwpgen@mt.gov  

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State Contact Information

Adjutant General
Major General Matthew T. Quinn, Adjutant General
Department of Military Affairs
1956 Mt Majo Street
P.O. Box 4789
Fort Harrison, Montana 59636-4789
(406) 324-3010
(406) 324-4800 fax

Legislative Process Regarding Military POCs
The Adjutant General is the Governor’s principal military advisor and serves as the initial point of contact for the Legislature, which then refers inquiries to the appropriate individuals.  

Committees of Primary Jurisdiction/Legislative Contact
Interim Committee on State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs
Ms. Sheri Scurr, Research Analyst
Legislative Services Division
P.O. Box 201706
Helena, Montana  59620-1706
(406) 444-3078
(406) 444-3036 fax
sscurr@mt.gov