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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission To Meet Oct. 7 In Helena


Wed Sep 29 00:00:00 MDT 2010

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet Oct. 7 at the FWP Helena Headquarters, 1420 East 6th Ave. beginning at 8 a.m. with an FWP employee awards ceremony.

The business meeting, beginning at 9 a.m., will include final decisions on the donation of a 160-acre in holding at Makoshika State Park in Glendive; 2011 fishing regulation changes, acquisition of a conservation easement on lands in the west Swan Valley; adjustments to elk plan objectives; land acquisitions in FWP Regions 1 and 3 and a 4,900-acre conservation easement on the Moline Ranch near Geraldine in Chouteau County.

The commission will hear an update on FWP’s responses to Judge Molloy’s decision to relist wolves under the Endangered Species Act, including a proposed federal permit that could allow for a conservation hunt in the Bitterroot Valley.

The commission will also consider moving ahead with a plan to acquire a fish conservation area to aid bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout on the Flathead River in FWP Region 1. The potential site is adjacent to the Old Steel Bridge Fishing Access Site.

FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to those with a disability. Individuals with special needs may request arrangements by contacting FWP at: 406-444-3186.

The full agenda and additional information on the scheduled topics may be found on the FWP web site at  by clicking on the FWP Commission icon.