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Fish Habitat

Future Fisheries

For more than a decade, FWP's Future Fisheries Improvement Program has worked to restore rivers, streams and lakes to improve and restore Montana's wild fish habitats. About $750,000 are available each year for projects that revitalize wild fish populations. [Learn more]

Community Pond Program

The objective of the Community Pond Program is to enhance fishing opportunities in or near Montana communities by providing funding that may be used to construct or improve public fishing pond. [Learn more]

Stream Permitting

If you are planning to do work on or near a waterway in Montana, one or several permits may be required. Refer to the Stream Permitting Guide (below) to determine which permits are necessary for the work you plan to do.

Water Management

Learn about current river conditions, low flow responses, instream flows, and stream flow protection. [Learn more]

Water Quality

Montana Lake Book

The Montana Lake Book explains how lakes function, how they are threatened and how they can be protected. It also spells out simple actions you can take to help protect and preserve the lakes of Montana.