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Future Fisheries Panel To Meet January 27


Fri Jan 16 00:00:00 MST 1998

Montana's Future Fisheries Review Panel will meet Tuesday, January 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 212-A of the Aladdin Motor Inn, 2101 11th Ave., in Helena.

The panel was appointed in 1995 to review lake and stream restoration project proposals and to determine those projects eligible for funding under the Future Fisheries Improvement Program, created by the 1995 Legislature. The program was established to provide for the protection and enhancement of Montana fisheries through voluntary restoration of habitats for populations of wild fish with an emphasis on native species. Projects to enhance fisheries in lakes and reservoirs as well as in streams and rivers are eligible.

At the meeting, panel members will discuss 26 project applications that were received prior to the panel's latest application deadline on January 1. Since the program's inception, over $2 million has been allocated to protect and enhance Montana fisheries.

Detailed files on each recommended project are available from Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Fisheries Division in Helena (phone: 444-2449). A brief summary of each project also is listed on the state computer Bulletin Board in Helena (444-5648).

The public is welcome to attend.