The highlights of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' drafts of plans that will guide the management of fish, wildlife and state parks in Montana over the next six years are available for public review and comment through March 15.
The plans analyze the problems and opportunities for the three program areas over the six-year period and list strategies to accomplish the work. Fisheries concerns range from unauthorized fish introductions, habitat protection and enhancement, fish stocking, angler access and aquatic education efforts. Wildlife issues include critical habitat protection, hunting and trapping opportunities and access, commercial regulation and urban concerns of wildlife, predator and weed control. For state parks, the issues include safety and enforcement, water recreation management, site acquisition, development and maintenance, and a variety of trails programs.
Copies of the plan highlights are available from FWP regional offices and FWP headquarters in Helena. Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, the plan highlights will be available for review and comment at this link: http://fwp.state.mt.us/report/sixyear/sixyearplan.html. For information call 406-444-2535.