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Wilderness Reference Manual

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Wilderness Reference Manual

Introduction

 

Table of Contents

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Interoffice Memo

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Management Perspective Briefing Paper

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Section I

Federally Designated Wilderness and Proposed Wilderness with pertinent Federal Law/Policy

 

Section A - Montana Wilderness Areas

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Section B - Wilderness Act 1964

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Section B.1 - Minimum Requirement Decision Guide

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Section C - Enabling Legislation (Public Law) for Montana Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas

 
92-395 Scapegoat, 1972
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93-632 Mission Mountains, 1975
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94-557 Red Rocks Lakes, Medicine Lake, UL Bend, 1976
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95-150 Montana Wilderness Study Act, 1977
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95-237 Welcome Creek, 1978
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95-249 Absaroka-Beartooth, 1978
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95-546 Great Bear, 1978
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96-312 Selway Bitterroot, 1980
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96-476 Lee Metcalf, 1983
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96-476 Addendum, Rattlesnake, 1980
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98-140 Lee Metcalf Management Act, 1983
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Section D - Endangered Species Act 1973

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Section E - Multiple Use, Sustained Yield Act 1960

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Section F - National Forest Management Act

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National Forest Management Act 1976 - 2
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Federal Land Policy and Management Act 1976

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United States Forest Service Region One List of Roadless Areas 1999

 
Notice of Intent
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Roadless Areas Table
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Section II

Wildlife and Fisheries Management Guidelines within Wilderness

 

Section I - Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Policies & Guidelines For Fish & Wildlife Management In National Forest And Bureau Of Land Management Wilderness (Amended June, 2006)

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Section J - State/Federal Fish and Wildlife Management Responsibilities Correspondence

 
Feb 23, 1995
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Jun 06, 1996
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Sep 06, 1996
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May 27, 1997
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Sep 22, 1997
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Section K - 1978 MOU between USFS Region 1 and Montana FWP

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Section L - USFWS Guidelines for FW management in Wilderness

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Section M - Forest Plan Protocols for Wilderness Stewardship

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Section N - Wilderness Act of Fish Stocking, Judicial Interpretation, and Agency Implementation

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Section III

Specific to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

 

Section O - Regions 1, 2 and 4 - Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex

Management Framework
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Memorandum of Understanding
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Supplement
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Section P - Regions 2 and 3 - Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area

 
Cover Letter
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Table of Contents
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Decision Notice
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Comparison Chart
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Appendix I Amendment
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Amendment Table I
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Amendment Table II
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Distribution of Zones Table III
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Appendix II Comment Chart
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Appendix III Effects
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Appendix IV Fish
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Fish Table IV
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EA For Comment Letters
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Section Q - Regions 3 and 5 - Fisheries Management Plan for Waters in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area

 
Rock Creek
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Rock Creek Map
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East Rosebud
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East Rosebud Map
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West Rosebud
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West Rosebud [Map]
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Stillwater River
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Stillwater River Map
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Boulder River
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Boulder River Map
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Slough Creek
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Slough Creek Map
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Clarks Fork Yellowstone
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Clarks Fork Yellowstone Map
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Section R - Regions 4, 6 and 7 - Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (CMR)

 
MOU between USFWS and Montana FWP
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Section S - Regions 3, 4, 6 and 7 - USFWS Executive Order for Management of Wildlife Service Refuge System Lands

 
News Release
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Executive Order
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News Release #2
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Internal Memo
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Section T - Montana Trails Program Executive Summary

 
Montana Trails Map
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Executive Summary
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Section U - Montana Trails Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

 
Executive Summary
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Section IV

Maps

 

Cabinet-Yaak Wildlands

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Central Bitterroot Crest

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Glacier-Bob Marshall

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Continental Divide

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Rock Creek Wildlands

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Big Hole Wildlands

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Island Ranges

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Greater Yellowstone

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Wild Missouri

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Pryor Mountains

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Section V

Bibliograpy and Contacts

 

Bibliography and Contacts

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