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What is the zip code for places in Montana ?

Listed numerically by zip code
Zip code | Name | Area Code(s) | 59001 Absarokee
59002 Acton
59002 Molt
59003 Ashland
59004 Ashland
59004 Saint Labre Mission
59006 Ballantine
59007 Bearcreek
59007 Washoe
59008 Belfry
59010 Bighorn
59011 Big Timber
59012 Birney
59013 Boyd
59014 Bridger
59015 Broadview
59015 Comanche
59016 Busby
59016 Kirby
59018 Clyde Park
59019 Columbus
59020 Cooke City
59022 Crow Agency
59024 Custer
59025 Decker
59026 Edgar
59027 Emigrant
59027 Miner
59028 Fishtail
59029 Fromberg
59030 Corwin Springs
59030 Gardiner
59030 Jardine
59031 Garryowen
59032 Grass Range
59033 Greycliff
59034 Hardin
59035 Fort Smith
59035 Yellowtail
59036 Harlowton
59037 Huntley
59038 Hysham
59038 Sanders
59039 Ingomar
59041 Joliet
59041 Silesia
59043 Lame Deer
59044 Laurel
59046 Belmont
59046 Cushman
59046 Lavina
59047 Livingston
59050 Lodge Grass
59052 Mc Leod
59052 McLeod
59053 Lennep
59053 Martinsdale
59054 Melstone
59055 Melville
59057 Molt
59058 Mosby
59059 Musselshell
59061 Beehive
59061 Nye
59062 Otter
59063 Park City
59064 Pompey Pillar
59064 Pompeys Pillar
59065 Pray
59065 Wan I Gan
59066 Pryor
59067 Rapelje
59068 Luther
59068 Red Lodge
59069 Reed Point
59070 Fox
59070 Roberts
59071 Alpine
59071 Roscoe
59072 Klein
59072 Roundup
59073 Delphia
59073 Roundup
59074 Ryegate
59075 Saint Xavier
59076 Hysham
59076 Sanders
59077 Sand Springs
59078 Shawmut
59079 Shepherd
59081 Cooke City
59081 Silver Gate
59082 Springdale
59083 Sumatra
59084 Grass Range
59084 Teigen
59084 Winnett
59085 Two Dot
59086 Wilsall
59087 Cat Creek
59087 Winnett
59088 Worden
59089 Wyola
59101 Billings
59101 Lockwood
59102 Billings
59102 Hesper
59103 Billings
59104 Billings
59105 Billings
59106 Billings
59107 Billings
59108 Billings
59111 Billings
59111 Public Works
59112 Billings
59112 Mount Dakota Util Co
59114 Billings
59114 K O A
59115 Billings
59115 Us Bank
59116 Billings
59116 First Interstate Bank
59117 Billings
59117 Wells Fargo Bank
59201 Wolf Point
59211 Antelope
59212 Bainville
59213 Brockton
59214 Brockway
59215 Circle
59217 Crane
59218 Culbertson
59218 McCabe
59219 Dagmar
59221 Fairview
59222 Flaxville
59223 Fort Peck
59225 Frazer
59225 Lustre
59226 Froid
59230 Glasgow
59230 Saint Marie
59230 Tampico
59231 Glasgow
59231 Saint Marie
59240 Glentana
59241 Hinsdale
59242 Homestead
59243 Enid
59243 Lambert
59244 Larslan
59247 Medicine Lake
59248 Nashua
59250 Opheim
59252 Outlook
59253 Peerless
59254 Plentywood
59255 Poplar
59256 Raymond
59257 Redstone
59258 Reserve
59259 Richey
59260 Richland
59261 Saco
59262 Savage
59263 Four Buttes
59263 Scobey
59270 Sidney
59273 Vandalia
59274 Vida
59275 Westby
59276 Whitetail
59301 Miles City
59311 Alzada
59312 Angela
59313 Baker
59314 Biddle
59315 Bloomfield
59316 Boyes
59317 Broadus
59317 Sonnette
59318 Brusett
59319 Capitol
59322 Cohagen
59323 Colstrip
59324 Ekalaka
59324 Mill Iron
59326 Fallon
59327 Forsyth
59330 Glendive
59332 Hammond
59333 Hathaway
59336 Ismay
59337 Jordan
59338 Kinsey
59339 Lindsay
59341 Fallon
59341 Mildred
59343 Olive
59344 Plevna
59345 Powderville
59347 Rosebud
59349 Terry
59351 Volborg
59353 Wibaux
59354 Baker
59354 Willard
59401 Great Falls
59402 Great Falls
59402 Malmstrom A F B
59402 Malmstrom AFB
59403 Great Falls
59404 Great Falls
59405 Great Falls
59406 Great Falls
59410 Augusta
59411 Babb
59412 Armington
59412 Belt
59412 Wayne
59414 Black Eagle
59416 Brady
59417 Babb
59417 Blackfoot
59417 Browning
59417 Saint Mary
59418 Buffalo
59418 Straw
59419 Bynum
59420 Carter
59421 Cascade
59422 Choteau
59424 Coffee Creek
59425 Conrad
59427 Cut Bank
59427 Del Bonita
59427 Santa Rita
59430 Denton
59432 Dupuyer
59433 Dutton
59434 East Glacier
59434 East Glacier Par
59434 East Glacier Park
59434 Rising Sun
59435 Ethridge
59436 Fairfield
59436 Golden Ridge
59440 Carter
59440 Floweree
59441 Forest Grove
59442 Fort Benton
59443 Fort Shaw
59444 Galata
59446 Geraldine
59446 Square Butte
59447 Geyser
59448 Heart Butte
59450 Highwood
59450 Shonkin
59451 Hilger
59452 Hobson
59453 Garneill
59453 Judith Gap
59454 Kevin
59456 Ledger
59457 Heath
59457 Lewistown
59460 Loma
59461 Lothair
59462 Benchland
59462 Moccasin
59463 Monarch
59464 Moore
59465 Neihart
59466 Ferdig
59466 Oilmont
59467 Pendroy
59468 Power
59469 Raynesford
59471 Roy
59472 Sand Coulee
59472 Tracy
59474 Lothair
59474 Shelby
59477 Simms
59479 Stanford
59479 Windham
59480 Stockett
59482 Sunburst
59483 Sun River
59484 Sweet Grass
59485 Ulm
59486 Valier
59487 Vaughn
59489 Winifred
59501 Havre
59520 Big Sandy
59521 Box Elder
59521 Rocky Boy
59522 Chester
59523 Chinook
59524 Dodson
59525 Gildford
59526 Harlem
59527 Hays
59528 Hingham
59529 Hogeland
59530 Inverness
59531 Joplin
59532 Kremlin
59535 Chinook
59535 Lloyd
59537 Loring
59538 Malta
59538 Wagner
59540 Rudyard
59542 Turner
59544 Whitewater
59545 Whitlash
59546 Zortman
59547 Zurich
59601 Helena
59602 Helena
59604 Helena
59620 Helena
59620 State of Montana
59623 City County Building
59623 Helena
59624 Helena
59625 Carroll College
59625 Helena
59626 Helena
59631 Basin
59632 Boulder
59633 Canyon Creek
59634 Clancy
59634 Montana City
59635 East Helena
59636 Fort Harrison
59638 Jefferson City
59639 Lincoln
59640 Marysville
59641 Radersburg
59641 Toston
59642 Ringling
59643 Toston
59644 Townsend
59645 White Sulphur Springs
59645 Wht Sphr Springs
59647 Winston
59648 Craig
59648 Wolf Creek
59701 Butte
59701 Rocker
59701 Walkerville
59702 Butte
59703 Butte
59707 Butte
59707 Northwestern Energy
59710 Alder
59711 Anaconda
59711 Fairmont
59711 Georgetown
59711 Opportunity
59713 Avon
59714 Belgrade
59715 Bozeman
59716 Big Sky
59717 Bozeman
59717 Montana State University Bozeman
59718 Bozeman
59719 Bozeman
59720 Cameron
59721 Cardwell
59722 Deer Lodge
59722 Galen
59724 Dell
59725 Dillon
59725 Grant
59727 Divide
59728 Elliston
59729 Ennis
59730 Gallatin Gateway
59730 Gallatin Gtwy
59731 Garrison
59732 Glen
59733 Gold Creek
59735 Harrison
59736 Jackson
59739 Lima
59740 Mc Allister
59740 McAllister
59741 Amsterdam
59741 Manhattan
59743 Melrose
59745 Norris
59746 Polaris
59747 Pony
59748 Ramsay
59749 Sheridan
59750 Butte
59750 Silverbow
59751 Silver Star
59752 Three Forks
59752 Trident
59754 Twin Bridges
59755 Virginia City
59756 Warm Springs
59758 West Yellowstone
59759 Whitehall
59760 Willow Creek
59761 Wisdom
59762 Wise River
59771 Bozeman
59772 Bozeman
59801 East Missoula
59801 Missoula
59801 MSLA
59802 Missoula
59802 MSLA
59803 Missoula
59803 MSLA
59804 Missoula
59804 MSLA
59806 Missoula
59806 MSLA
59807 Missoula
59807 MSLA
59808 Missoula
59808 MSLA
59812 Missoula
59812 MSLA
59812 The University of Montana Missoula
59820 Alberton
59821 Arlee
59823 Bonner
59823 Greenough
59823 Potomac
59824 Charlo
59824 Moiese
59825 Clinton
59825 Turah
59826 Condon
59826 Swan Valley
59827 Conner
59828 Corvallis
59829 Darby
59830 De Borgia
59831 Dixon
59832 Drummond
59833 Florence
59834 Frenchtown
59835 Grantsdale
59837 Hall
59840 Hamilton
59840 Pinesdale
59841 Pinesdale
59842 Haugan
59843 Helmville
59844 Heron
59845 Hot Springs
59845 Niarada
59846 Huson
59847 Lolo
59848 Hot Springs
59848 Lonepine
59851 Milltown
59853 Noxon
59854 Ovando
59855 Pablo
59856 Paradise
59858 Philipsburg
59859 Plains
59860 Polson
59863 Ravalli
59864 Ronan
59865 Saint Ignatius
59866 Saint Regis
59867 Saltese
59868 Seeley Lake
59870 Stevensville
59871 Sula
59872 Superior
59873 Copper King
59873 Snider
59873 Thompson Falls
59874 Trout Creek
59875 Victor
59901 Creston
59901 Evergreen
59901 Kalispell
59903 Kalispell
59904 Kalispell
59910 Big Arm
59911 Bigfork
59911 Swan Lake
59912 Columbia Falls
59913 Coram
59914 Dayton
59915 Elmo
59916 Essex
59917 Eureka
59918 Fortine
59919 Hungry Horse
59920 Kila
59921 Lake Mc Donald
59921 Lake McDonald
59921 West Glacier
59922 Lakeside
59923 Libby
59925 Marion
59926 Martin City
59927 Olney
59928 Polebridge
59929 Proctor
59930 Rexford
59931 Rollins
59932 Somers
59933 Stryker
59934 Trego
59935 Troy
59935 Yaak
59936 Apgar
59936 West Glacier
59937 Whitefish



Why is zip code data on an environmental science site?
In 2002 I was working on a project that correlated pollution and income for zip codes across the United States. Visitors told me the data files were very useful so I left them on the site and now update the postal information on a periodic basis even though the focus of the site is conservation.



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What's the current deforestation rate in the Amazon rainforest?
(05/15/2015) Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil, making it the biggest component in the region's deforestation rate. Helpfully, Brazil also has the best systems for tracking deforestation, with the government and Imazon, a national civil society organization, releasing updates on a quarterly and monthly basis using MODIS satellite data, respectively. Both the Brazilian government and Imazon release more accurate data on an annual basis using higher resolution Landsat satellite imagery.


The triumph of the bison: Europe's biggest animal bounces back a century after vanishing
(05/12/2015) On a path flanked by thick woods, I first spied our quarry. When she appeared, far away between the long verticals of bare trees, I could hardly believe she was there. She was a ghost, a specter haunting this winter forest. Her horns were prettily curved, her face slender, her whole 400 kilogram (880 pound) mass framed by the trees.


Videos reveal rare birds, wild monkeys, and jaguar family in oil-exploited park
(05/11/2015) A compilation of new camera trap videos from Yasuni National Park shows off rarely seen species like the rufuos-vented ground cuckoo and the short-eared dog as well as odd behavior, like sloths licking salt from the ground. The compilation is produced by Diego Mosquera, manager and head of the camera trap program at Tiputini Biodiversity Station.


Brazilian firm's mega-dam plans in Peru spark major social conflict
(05/11/2015) 'I don't want to sell my land because I've lived here since I was 17,' declared 82 year old María Araujo Silva. 'This was where my children were born. I want to die here. That's why I'm not in agreement. I'm not in agreement with the dam.' Araujo Silva is outraged at plans by Peru's government and Brazilian company Odebrecht to build a hydroelectric dam just downriver from her village, Huarac, on the Marañón River.


Activist deported from Cambodia continues fighting dam from abroad
(05/06/2015) Alex Gonzalez-Davidson has been campaigning to prevent construction of a proposed dam on the Areng River in the Cardamom Mountains. The Cambodian government deported him in February, but evidence is mounting that the dam project may have stalled.


Javanese fishermen switch from lobsters to stingrays as an unintended consequence of new catch limits
(05/06/2015) New minimum size limits for Indonesian lobster and crab catches were a commendable conservation initiative intended to boost crustacean stocks. But the new regulation may inadvertently threaten the very species it aims to protect.


Borneo's rainforest may get high-tech 3D scan to boost conservation
(05/04/2015) Conservation efforts in Borneo's embattled rainforest may get a boost with the launch of the newest version of an advanced airplane-based monitoring and assessment system. On Friday, the Carnegie Institution officially unveiled the latest upgrade of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory, an airplane equipped with technologies that enable scientists to conduct extremely high resolution scans of forest structure, biomass, and biological diversity. The platform has generated a wealth of information in places where it has been flown before.


Ongoing overkill: loss of big herbivores leading to 'empty landscapes'
(05/01/2015) Ten thousand years from now, human historians—or alien ones—may view the current wave of biodiversity loss and extinctions as concurrent with the Pleistocene extinction. At that time, peaking around 11,000 years ago, many scientists argue that human hunters killed off the majority of the world's big species. According to a paper today in history may be repeating itself.


Palm giants ask Indonesian gov't to clear path toward sustainability
(05/01/2015) Executives from palm oil giants Wilmar, Cargill and Golden Agri Resources appeared at a green investment summit in Jakarta this week, providing a window into the nature of a high-profile, joint sustainability pact the companies have entered into together with Asian Agri, Musim Mas and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The agreement, known as the Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge, has been lauded in some quarters for its potential to transform the sector and dismissed in others as mere lip service to protecting the environment.





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