Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public open house in Glasgow for the Fish & Wildlife Commission on May 21, which will be followed by the commission's regular monthly meeting in Fort Peck, on May 22.
The open house will be held for area residents to informally visit with Fish & Wildlife Commissioners and other FWP staff. The open house starts at 6:30 p.m. on May 21 at FWP Region 6 Headquarters, 54078 U.S. Highway 2 West. Before the open house commissioners will participate in an Intake Diversion Dam and paddlefish tour on the lower Yellowstone River. That's set to begin at 8 a.m.
The commission’s regular meeting – also open to the public -- will begin at 8:30 a.m. on May 22 at the Fort Peck Hatchery in Fort Peck, 277 Highway 117. Commissioners will make final decisions on:
The commission will also consider proposals for:
FWP will seek the commission's endorsement to proceed with projects that would: conserve fish and wildlife habitat and allow for angling, hunting, and other recreational use on 635 acres along the Musselshell River in central Montana; create an in-stream flow lease on Cow Creek near Chinook; and allow for bighorn sheep augmentations or transplants in several areas.
Informational items include reports on Montana's water supply, a fish health rule and a recent request from Alberta, Canada wildlife officials for sage grouse to augment populations there.
FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to those with special needs. To request arrangements, call the FWP Region 6 office at 406-228-3700. The full agenda and additional information on the scheduled topics can be found on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov and by clicking on the "For Commission Information" section.