Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet in Missoula, Sept. 8-9, beginning both days at 8 a.m. at the FWP Missoula regional headquarters, 3201 Spurgin Rd. Wednesday, Sept. 8 will be a work session followed by the regular business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9.
The commission will make final decisions Sept. 9 on:
· extending a National Parks Service lease on the Bear Paw Battlefield,
· 2004 Future Fisheries Program project funding,
· introduction of walleye west of the Continental Divide, and the
· rules for the annual moose and sheep auctions and deer and elk auctions or lotteries.
Tentative decisions will be made on a no-wake zone proposed for the north end of Seeley Lake; the rule for the 2005 non-resident combination license; and some habitat and hunting access issues.
Informational items on the agenda for the Sept. 8 work session include special recreation permits on the Blackfoot River; the elk management plan; a plan to relocate trumpeter swans to the Blackfoot Valley; and introduction of walleye west of the Continental Divide. A public hearing on the walleye issue will also be held that evening at 7 p.m. at Ruby’s Inn in Missoula, at 4825 N. Reserve St.
The full agenda for the FWP Commission meeting can be found by clicking on the FWP Commission icon on the bottom of the FWP home page at www.fwp.state.mt.us.
FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to those with a disability. Individuals with special needs may request arrangements by contacting FWP at 406-444-3186.