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Montana Conservation And Restoration Group To Meet In Helena


Tue Jul 29 00:00:00 MDT 2008

The Montana Conservation and Restoration Partnership steering committee, a group formed to advise agencies and organizations on how to best carry out new conservation programs, will meet in Helena, Aug. 5, at the Red Lion Colonial Inn.

 The purpose of the partnership is to bring together a broad coalition of people committed to a voluntary, incentive-based approach to the conservation and restoration of Montana’s premier fish and wildlife habitats and scenic landscapes. The steering committee's top focus is to work toward funding, carrying out, and explaining Montana's recently completed fish and wildlife action plan. The federally approved plan seeks to keep common species common and other species off the endangered species list by conserving important fish and wildlife habitat while it is still affordable.

 The committee will host representatives from The Wilderness Society, the Montana Forest Restoration Working Group, the Natural Resources Damage Program, the Big Hole Watershed Committee, and the World Wildlife Fund. Topics to be discussed include restoration and conservation needs, partnerships and priorities.

The Aug. 5 meeting—set for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Lion Colonial Inn, 2301 Colonial Dr, in Helena—is open to the public.  For information call Shelly Juvan at 406-444-2602.