Montana Water Specialists

Lamont Kinkade – Senior Specialist

Summary of Experience, Education, Training & Certifications

During the last 30 years of my practice of “resolving water issues”, I’ve been fortunate to have had a variety of opportunities to keep up to the minute on the rapidly changing events surrounding “Water Rights”, “Water Quality”, and the consumer’s future “Right to Water.” Briefly put, these include the following:

 Montana Water Law Conference participant (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013) *
 University of Montana training in Water Rights as part of Real Property transactions *
 Montana State University training events in Water Issues & Practices *
 Montana DNRC training and certification as a Water Commissioner/Water Mediator *
 Formal Mediation training, certifications and experience *
 Montana DEQ training and certifications in Groundwater Issues *
 Montana DNRC formal training events in evolving Water Rights Issues *
 Multiple Montana DEQ training events on a variety of water-related environmental issues *
 3 years Chairman of the NMAR “Subcommittee for Water Issues” *
 Participating member of the MAR “Water Rights Working Group” *
 Presented testimony on Water Issues before the state’s Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) *
 Presented testimony before the Natural Resources Committee of the Montana legislature *
 Thirty years of advanced Continuing Education as a licensed real estate Broker *
 Earned and maintained nationally recognized certifications, namely SRS & GRI  *
 Successful completion of hundreds of Water Rights related transactions *
 Over two decades of experience in Water Rights related “Issue Resolution”, as well as the marketing, sale and purchase of Water (with and without the appurtenant land)
 Completed service in US Navy (1962-1966) Honorable Discharge
 Graduated University as a Business Administration Major (1968 – Bachelor Degree awarded)

*Detailed specifics for each of the above items are available on request