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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Land Proposal Scoping Notice for the Whitefish Lake Watershed Project

Thu May 25 10:48:57 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is working with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) to conserve twenty-one sections (approximately 13,398 acres) of Weyerhaeuser property located northwest of Whitefish, Montana, that we refer to as the Whitefish Lake Watershed Project. The proposal entails TPL purchasing the entire property from Weyerhaeuser. The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) would provide funding for the purchase of five of the sections (approx. 3,180 acres) and would retain a perpetual conservation easement on the land to conserve important native fish habitat within the Swift Creek watershed. FWP is proposing to purchase a perpetual conservation easement (CE) from TPL on the remaining sixteen sections (approx. 10,218 acres) of land using a variety of funding sources. The purpose of the FWP-held easement would be to protect critical wildlife habitat in perpetuity, continue sustainable commercial forest management, and prevent development of the property. Public recreational access would continue under the terms of the proposed conservation easement in a manner similar to current allowed uses.

(Region 1 - Recreation News )

Do I need inspected?

Wed May 24 08:41:00 MDT 2017

Confused about whether or not you need to get your watercraft inspected for aquatic invasive species? Don’t worry, this year in Montana the answer is simpler than you might think.

(Region 7 - Recreation News )

FWP encourages folks to "Wear Your Life Jacket to Work" May 19

Mon May 15 14:06:35 MDT 2017

This year, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is supporting “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day on Friday, May 19. FWP joins boating professionals and enthusiasts to heighten awareness of different life jacket types that are available, including inflatable life jackets, and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work.

(Headquarters - Recreation News )

 

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