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FWP WHIP Council to Meet in Helena

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

The Advisory Council that oversees the Montana Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program will be meeting for the first time at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters, 1420 East 6th Avenue in Helena, at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 18. 

The Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program, or WHIP, was established during the 2017 Legislature by legislation sponsored by Rep. Kelly Flynn (R-Townsend) to set aside up to $2 million of federal Pittman-Robertson funding for the purpose of wildlife habitat restoration work in the form of noxious weed management.  The program focuses on landscape-scale projects involving multiple landowners working together to solve noxious weed issues on priority habitats. 

The council will be meeting to learn more about the program and will be making funding recommendations to FWP for the first round of grant applications, which were received earlier this year. 

A public comment opportunity is scheduled for the afternoon session.