The goal of this project is to provide adequate staffing resources necessary to administer key components of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks¿ Comprehensive Fish & Wildlife Conservation Strategy over the initial 5-year implementation period. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks hired an Administrative Coordinator responsible for overseeing implementation of the Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy by staff in Fisheries, Wildlife and Communication and Education Divisions, coordinating FWP¿s implementation with the actions of other agencies and NGO¿s at the local, regional and national level, leading and coordinating FWP¿s response to energy and urban/residential development and its impacts to fish, wildlife and recreation in Montana, represent FWP in the national discussion related to energy, urban/residential development impact, and global climate change, and assisting the agency in establishing permanent and significant funding for SWG. In addition, a Land Use Planner was hired. This person was responsible for addressing concerns in the CFWCS, specifically urbanization and growth concerns.
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009