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FWP Commission To Meet In Helena November 9

Friday, October 27, 2000

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Montana's Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet in the FWP Helena office, 1420 East Sixth Ave., Nov. 9, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting is expected to end late in the afternoon.

The Commission will take final action on these items:

  • Approval of two new Fishing Access Sites on the Beaverhead River south of Dillon and a minor addition to the Poindexter Slough Fishing Access Site resulting from a land exchange.
  • The Fluss conservation easement on the Powder River east of Miles City.
  • Annual rule for the sale of nonresident combination licenses which calls for increases in the range of $40 to $75 in 2001 for outfitter-sponsored big game, elk and deer combination licenses.
  • Renewal of a lease on Pennsylvania Power and Light lands adjacent to the Lake Helena Wildlife Management Area.

Items scheduled for tentative action by the Commission include commercial fishing regulations on Lake Helena, north of Helena, and a proposed rule on Hell Creek Marina at Hell Creek State Park, 30-miles north of Jordan. The rule would set out a no-wake area around the boat dock at the marina. The Thompson-Fischer conservation easement on up to 142,000 acres in northwestern Montana and the addition of 7,800 acres to the existing Blackfoot Clearwater conservation easement may be discussed.

Other discussion will include a review of the Flathead Lake Management Plan. The plan for the lake and the river system upstream from the lake will assist in the recovery of bull trout and in the management of lake trout.

The Commission will also receive updates on public comments received so far on the Beaverhead and Big Hole River Recreational Management Plans, available for public comment through Nov. 13, and the Nonresident Upland Game Bird Plan, available for comment through Nov 27.

Documents available for public comment can be found on the fwp web site, www.fwp.state.mt.us , under "Notices" For a copy of the Commission agenda, click on the "Commission's page" link available on the main FWP page.