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Proposed Classification Of Tilapia Announced And Public Hearing Set

05/24/2012

Montana's Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed classification of tilapia, an exotic fresh water fish, as a controlled species that may be possessed in Montana only with a Controlled Species Permit issued by FWP. Interest in raising tilapia for food has grown in recent years, but tilapia can become a troublesome invasive species if the fish is released or escapes into the wild.

(Headquarters - Commission)

Agencies Form Task Force to Address Eurasian Milfoil in Beaver Lake; Lake Remains Open for Now

05/24/2012

A group of agencies have formed a task force to address the invasion of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Beaver Lake, west of Whitefish. A large patch of the exotic weed was found on the bottom of the lake near the boat ramp last fall. Mats, or benthic barriers, were placed on the weeds to limit growth and control further expansion in the lake.

(Region 1 - Recreation)

Montana State Parks Approves Final Management Plan for Cooney State Park

05/23/2012

(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has approved the final management plan for Cooney State Park located in Roberts, Montana. The final plan focuses on visitor services, operations and maintenance, recreation opportunities, resource conservation, and education efforts for the next decade.

(Region 5 - State Parks)

Discussion on New Rules, Including Live Bait, To Manage Eurasian Watermilfoil Contamination On Montana Waters Set For May 31 in Miles City

05/23/2012

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on proposed rules on the possession, transportation, and seining of bait within two Eurasian watermilfoil management areas recently proposed by the Montana Department of Agriculture to control the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil, an aquatic invasive species that threatens rivers, lakes and irrigation infrastructure.

(Region 7 - Fishing)

FWP Seeks Public Comment Stipek Fishing Access Site Improvements

05/23/2012

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposes to improve a small portion of the 110-acre Stipek Fishing Access Site (FAS) on the Yellowstone River, which would include rerouting, grading and gravelling of the entrance road, construction of a single-lane boat ramp, gravel parking area for vehicles with trailers, sealed vault latrine, and erection of fencing and signs.

(Region 7 - Fishing)

 

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