Montana Department of Justice

Parks & Environment

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Montana Watershed Coordination Council

1101 11th Ave
Helena MT 59601
406-475-1420
www.mtwatersheds.org

info@mtwatersheds.org

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

This plate benefits many organizations working on conservation, protection, and restoration of natural resources in their local watersheds. The Montana Watershed Coordination Council’s mission is to build and unite watershed communities to support healthy and productive landscapes throughout Montana. The Council supports these collaborative local groups to address natural resource issues within their watershed communities through capacity development, educational opportunities, information.

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Swan Ecosystem Center

6887 MT Hwy 83
Condon MT 59826
406-754-3137
www.SwanEcosystemCenter.org

Maria Mantas, Liaison
6887 MT Hwy 83
406-754-3137
maria@swanecosystemcenter.org

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

This plate will support conservation, education, and land and water stewardship practices in the Swan Valley of western Montana. Funds will support operations for two local non-profits, Northwest Connections and Swan Ecosystem Center. Our organizations help to sustain and support a rural way of life that lives in harmony within the scenic natural environment of the Swan Valley.…

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Brennan’s Wave

101 E Front St
Missoula MT 59802
Telephone #
www.themaxmissoula.org

Erin Catteron, Liaison
3067 Fleet St
Missoula MT 59808
307-250-3264
e_catterton21@yahoo.com

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

The mission of the Max Wave is to transform and enhance a degraded section of the Clark Fork River by creating safe, fun, recreational opportunities that will benefit the Missoula Community.…

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Friends of Beaver Creek Park

986 23rd Ave W
Havre MT 59501
406-945-7315
friendsofbeavercreekpark@gmail.com

Lesley Zellmer, Liaison
986 23rd Ave W
Havre MT 59501
406-945-7315

$30 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$30 Renewal Donation

This plate benefits the nation’s largest county park, Beaver Creek Park located in Hill County. The plate will generate funds for maintenance of recreational facilities and to assist in the preservation of the natural environment in order to continue to offer limitless opportunities for recreation and conservation for future generations.…

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Friends of the Wild Swan

Donations provide support for programs designed to secure the integrity of the Wild Rockies bioregion through citizen empowerment and the application of conservation biology, sustainable economics, and environmental law. Friends of the Wild Swan protects and restores native fisheries, water quality, wildlife habitat, and wilderness ecosystems.

P.O. Box 103
Bigfork, MT 59911
406-886-2011
www.wildswan.org

Arlene Montgomery
P.O. Box 103
Bigfork, MT 59911
406-886-2011
arlene@wildswan.org

$25 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$25 Renewal Donation…

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Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)

432 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
https://www.aeromt.org/

Jennifer Hill-Hart
(406)-443-7272
aero@areomt.org

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

AERO’s specialty plate funds help the organization and its members nurture individual and community self-reliance through programs that support sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and environmental quality.…

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Biomimicry Institute

P.O. Box 9216
Missoula, MT 59807
406-543-4108
Biomimicry.net

Ali Solomon
media@biomimicry.net

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

Biomimicry looks to nature to solve design challenges by emulating nature’s designs and core principles. Revenue from this plate supports teacher education and other efforts to bring nature-inspired innovation to Montana.…

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Bob Marshall Foundation

P.O. Box 190688
Hungry Horse, MT 59919
406-387-3847
www.bmwf.org

Carol Treadwell
406-387-3847
exec@bmwf.org

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

This plate supports volunteer trail work, noxious weed suppression, and wilderness stewardship with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation. Funds from license plate sales provide food, tools and equipment for volunteers; horse packer reimbursements; and, administrative support.…

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Clark Fork Coalition

P.O. Box 7593
Missoula, MT 59807
https://www.clarkfork.org/

Pat Ortmeyer
406-542-0539
pat@clarkfork.org

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

This plate benefits Montana’s precious water resources by providing funds to protect and restore creeks and streams, improve aquatic and riparian habitat, and enhance riverside communities. Your donation will be put to work sustaining and rejuvenating the irreplaceable rivers, lakes, and streams of the Clark Fork River Basin.…

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Five Valleys Land Trust

120 Hickory St Ste B
Missoula, MT 59801
https://www.fvlt.org/

Beth Cogswell
406-549-0755
beth@fvlt.org

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

Five Valleys Land Trust

All proceeds from “Preserve the Place” license plate sales and renewals go directly to preserve and protect important river corridors, wildlife habitat, agricultural lands, and scenic open spaces throughout western Montana.…

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Friends of Makoshika

Makoshika State Park
Glendive, MT 59330
406-377-6256
https://makoshika.org/

Jim Swanson
406-377-5384
jas608@midrivers.com

$50 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$0 Renewal Donation

All fees collected by the Friends of Makoshika are used to promote Makoshika State Park and to improve trails, trees, and facilities.…

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Gallatin County Open Lands Board

311 W Main Rm 304
Bozeman, MT 59715
https://www.gallatin.mt.gov/

Mike Harris
406-582-3178
mike.harris@gallatin.mt.gov

$25 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$25 Renewal Donation

The donations fund the operational costs associated with Open Land Activities.…

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Glacier National Park – GNP Conservancy

P.O. Box 2749
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
www.glacierconservancy.org

Mark Preiss
406-892-3250
mark@gnpconservancy.org

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

This plate benefits the Glacier National Park Conservancy, the official fundraiser for Glacier National Park. We fund youth education, wildlife research, trail rehabilitation, and much more. We support the preservation of Glacier’s natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of present and future generations.…

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Greater Yellowstone Coalition

215 S Wallace
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-586-1593
www.greateryellowstone.org

Christi Weber
cweber@greateryellowstone.org

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition works to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park and the lands that surround it. Funds generated by this plate will help ensure the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem – with the world’s first national park at its core – is protected now and for future generations.…

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City of Missoula Parks & Recreation Department

600 Cregg Ln
Missoula, MT 59801
406-552-6271
www.missoulaparks.org

Kathy Mehring
406-552-6255
kmehring@ci.missoula.mt.us

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

Funds from this plate provide low-income children full access to healthy, active recreation programs including summer camps, youth sports, swim lessons and aquatics, prevention programs for at-risk youth, outdoor adventures, and many more life-long development and recreation opportunities through Missoula Parks and Recreation.…

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Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation

1420 E 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620
https://www.mtoutdoorlegacy.org/

George Bettas
gbettas@mt.gov

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation sponsors the Montana State Parks’ specialty license plate. Montana has 54 state parks. This plate features a Monte Dolack painting of Placid Lake State Park titled “Placid Lake Sunset.” Proceeds from the sale benefit Montana State Parks.…

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Montana Wilderness Association

80 S Warren
Helena, MT 59601
https://wildmontana.org/

Laura M. Parr
406-443-7350 Ext. 110
lparr@wildmontana.org

$25 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$25 Renewal Donation

Please contact the sponsor for information about the organization and how it uses donations from plate sales.

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Our Montana, Inc.

P.O. Box 699
Billings, MT 59103-0699

Eileen Morris
406-861-4602
emorrismt@aol.com

$20 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$20 Renewal Donation

Funds help the organization work to preserve the scenic, historic, archaeological, scientific, recreational and natural resources of Montana in order to provide for their sustained use and enjoyment, thereby contributing to an enriched quality of cultural, recreational and economic life for all.…

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Prickly Pear Land Trust

P.O. Box 892
Helena, MT 59624-0892
https://www.pricklypearlt.org/

Heather Nese
406-442-0490
heather@pricklypearlt.org

$25 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$25 Renewal Donation

Protect the natural diversity and rural character of the Prickly Pear Valley and adjoining lands through voluntary and cooperative means. The Land Trust is dedicated to perpetuating the recreational, wildlife, scenic, agricultural and historic values of the land. 100% of plate donations go to support our work of connecting land and people.…

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Recycle Montana, Inc.

Recycle Montana, Inc.
P.O. Box 1360
Helena, MT 59624
https://recyclemontana.org/

Matt Elsaesser
406-461-9106
Recycle406@gmail.com

$30 Donation to Sponsor
$10 Administration Cost
$10 Production Cost
$30 Renewal Donation

Donations help Recycle Montana work to increase recycling in Montana through education and building coalitions between communities and the recycling industry.…

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Attorney General's Office & Legal Services Division

The Attorney General’s Office, headed by Attorney General Tim Fox, and the Legal Services Division function as the lawyers for the State of Montana. The attorneys in the Office have expertise in a wide range of legal topics and handle a broad range of legal cases involving the State of Montana and its people.

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Children’s Justice Bureau

The Children’s Justice Bureau is an agency-wide initiative at the Montana Department of Justice dedicated to IMPROVING how we respond to child victims, DEVELOPING state-of-the-art approaches by keeping up with the newest research and, most importantly, HELPING child victims recover and move on with their lives.

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Forensic Science Division & State Crime Lab

The mission of the Montana Forensic Science Division is to use operationally efficient and financially responsible practices as the laboratory provides accurate, objective, and timely forensic analyses to the criminal justice community in order to maximize value to the citizens of Montana.

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Missing Persons Clearinghouse

The Missing Children Act of 1985 established a Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse within the Department of Justice. In March 2008, the department implemented a searchable online database that, for the first time, is updated in real time and includes any photos provided by law enforcement.

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Office of Victim Services

The goal of the Office of Victim Services is to provide tools and information to help crime victims recover from their experience and provide them with a range of services available. The criminal justice system can be confusing and intimidating for victims. To assist them as they go through the justice system, the Office of Victim Service is available to answer any questions they may have.

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Central Services Division

The Montana Department of Justice’s Central Services Division provides financial and human resources support for the department. We make sure that everything works for the people Working for Justice. If you’re interested in a rewarding career helping protect the rights and safety of all Montanans, we invite you to join our team of over 800 dedicated employees working across the state.

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Justice Information Technology Services Division

Our Justice Information Technology Services Division (JITSD) provides vital Information Technology (IT) infrastructure upon which Montanans and lojitsdcal and state law enforcement agencies rely for timely, accurate information. JITSD manages the IT systems, services, and interfaces to support nearly 800 DOJ employees, 325 statewide county motor vehicle system users, and over 3,000 Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) users across the state.

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Division of Criminal Investigation

The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Montana Department of Justice is involved in many aspects of Montana law enforcement and is integral to the Department dciof Justice’s mission of promoting public safety.

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Montana Highway Patrol

Montana is rich in natural beauty and history. From Glacier Park in the west to Makoshika Park in the east, the men and women of the Montana Highway Patrol are working hard to make your travels safe and enjoyable. The Highway Patrol’s core values are “Service, Integrity and Respect.” These values are reflected in our commitment to public safety through diligent and fair enforcement of our traffic codes.

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Montana Law Enforcement Academy

The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is the premier law enforcement and public safety educational and training institution for state, county, city and tribal officers throughout the state. The Academy offers entry-level programs referred to as Basic Programs and advanced training through an array of Professional Development Programs.

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Public Safety Officer Standards & Training

The Council was formed in 2007 under 2-15-2029, MCA as an independent Quasi-judicial board. And as allowed by statute the Council adopted Administrative Rules in order to implement the provisions of Title 44, chapter 4, part 4, MCA. Per 44-4-403, MCA the Council is required to set employment and training standards for all Public Safety Officers as defined in 44-4-401, MCA and in addition the Council shall provide for the certification or recertification of public safety officers and for the suspension or revocation of certification of public safety officers.

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Gambling Control Division

Through the Gambling Control Division, the Department of Justice regulates all forms of gambling in Montana, except for the Montana Lottery and horse racing. The legislature has charged the division with maintaining a uniform regulatory climate that is fair and free of corrupt influences. The division is also responsible for collecting gambling revenue for state and local governments.

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Motor Vehicle Division

The mission of the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is to identify and promote efficient, cost-effective programs that benefit the interests, safety, and well-being of Montana citizens through licensing, registering, and regulating the motoring activities of the public. The MVD continuously strives for excellence in customer service. Streamlining the way we do business has allowed us to improve our efficiency and make our services more convenient for our customers.

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Natural Resource Damage Program

The Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) was created in 1990 to prepare the state’s lawsuit against the Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO) for injuries to the natural resources in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin (UCFRB). Decades of mining and mineral processing operations in and around Butte and Anaconda released substantial quantities of hazardous substances into the Upper Clark Fork River Basin between Butte and Milltown. These hazardous substances extensively degraded the area’s natural resources.

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Office of Consumer Protection

Enforce consumer laws designed to protect the consumer from unfair or deceptive business practices. Enforce statutes relating to telephone solicitation and telemarketing. Provide information to consumers about the Consumer Protection Act. Assist consumers by distributing consumer education materials including scam and consumer alerts. Investigate false, misleading, or deceptive trade practices.

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Human Trafficking

The Montana Department of Justice has a continued commitment to victims of human trafficking. In partnership with federal authorities, our agency plays a key role in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of crimes related to human trafficking in Montana. This form of modern day slavery does happen here in Big Sky Country.

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Safe in Your Space

When it comes to embracing new technology, kids have rapidly outpaced their parents and teachers. By their early school years, many children are already more comfortable on the Internet than their parents. But just because children are smart enough to know how to navigate the Internet, doesn’t mean they have the experience to make good decisions about some of the possibilities they may face online.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Program

Montana’s deadliest drugs aren’t made in secret labs and they don’t always come from dealers on the corner. They’re in our own medicine cabinets. Each year, prescription drug abuse contributes to the deaths of more than 300 Montanans — making prescription drug abuse 15 times more deadly than meth, heroin and cocaine combined. Our kids report the third-highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the country and more than half of them say prescription drugs are easier to get than street drugs.

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Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry

Created by the Montana Department of Justice in 1989, the Sexual or Violent Offender Registry is a valuable resource for Montanans to protect their families against sexual or violent offenders.

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Montana 24/7 Sobriety Program

Drinking and driving has been a chronic – and deadly — problem on Montana’s roadways for decades. In 2008, Montana was ranked as the deadliest state in the nation when it came to per capita DUI-related traffic fatalities.

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Work for Justice

Everyday at The Montana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state. We’re passionate about what we do because it’s more than a job or a career. It’s about who we are as people. If this sounds like you, your unique experiences, knowledge, and values may be just what the Montana Department of Justice is looking for and needs. In return we can offer a culture that promotes fairness and growth opportunities.

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