Future Fisheries Improvement Program

For almost two decades, FWP's Future Fisheries Improvement Program has worked to restore rivers, streams, and lakes to improve and restore Montana's wild fish habitats. Between $350,000 and $650,000 are available each year for projects that revitalize wild fish populations. Any entity proposing a project that would benefit wild fish will be considered for funding.

Future Fisheries applications are due before December 1 and June 1 of each year, and are subsequently considered for funding. An independent citizen review panel evaluates all applications and makes funding recommendations to the Fish & Wildlife Commission.

What's Happening Now?

Future Fisheries Funding has been awarded to successful applicants, and FWP is now accepting Applications for the next funding cycle (due before June 1). Once the applications are processed, they will be posted for review and comment.

The next round of Future Fisheries Applications, Recommendations, and Project Rankings will be available for review and comment in early December 2015.

To learn more about the program or apply for funding through Future Fisheries, please download the Program Fact Sheet 121 KB or visit the Eligibility and Application Guidelines.