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Rattlesnake Creek Dam Removal Project--Decision Notice

01/09/2020

In November 2019, FWP issued a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Rattlesnake Creek Dam Removal Project. The EA described the process that FWP, the City of Missoula, and Trout Unlimited (project partners) followed in developing the proposed action (Alternative 3) presented in the Draft EA. Alternative 3 is an active restoration option that would include: full dam infrastructure removal, reconstruction of the Rattlesnake Creek and floodplain to tie in 200-feet downstream of the dam, raising the channel profile to improve floodplain connection, construction of off‐channel habitat features, and revegetation of the constructed streambanks, floodplain and disturbed areas. FWP has issued the decision notice in which it reviews public comments and explains its rationale for choosing the proposed action as described and explained in the Draft EA. Upon completion of the public involvement process, FWP accepts the draft EA as final. The decision document includes all comments received during the public comment period.

(Region 2 - Decision Notices)

O'Neill Creek culvert replacement Draft Environmental Assessment (FFIP 009-2020)

01/03/2020

Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on the Future Fisheries project, O'Neill Creek culvert replacement Draft EA. A pdf of this document can be found below. The Program tentatively plans to provide partial funding for this project, contingent upon approval being granted by the Fish & Wildlife Commission. The project is located on the Spotted Dog Wildlife Management area, where an undersized culvert has been a partial or complete fish barrier and creates stream impairments. The applicant intends to replace the culvert with a bridge using cast-in-place concrete abutments and recycled bridge stringers. The purpose is to improve fish passage long term and allow genetically pure westslope cutthroat trout and fluvial cutthroat trout from the Clark Fork River to access habitat above the crossing. Comments will be accepted until 11:59PM, February 2nd, 2020.

(Headquarters - Restoration & Rehabilitation)

Nevada Creek phase 4 stream restoration Draft Environmental Assessment (FFIP 008-2020)

01/03/2020

Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on the Future Fisheries project, Nevada Creek phase 4 stream restoration Draft EA. A pdf of this document can be found below. The Program tentatively plans to provide partial funding for this project, contingent upon approval being granted by the Fish & Wildlife Commission. In this project, approximately 7,100 feet of Nevada Creek channel (above Nevada Creek Reservoir) would be restored to proper dimensions. Habitat would be improved by increasing overhead and in-stream cover, sediment inputs would be reduced, floodplain connectivity would be improved, vegetation growth would be encouraged, and a grazing management system would be implemented. Goals include improving fish populations as well as reducing sediment coming into Nevada Creek Reservoir. Comments will be accepted until 11:59PM, February 2nd, 2020.

(Headquarters - Restoration & Rehabilitation)

Cottonwood Creek fish barrier Draft Environmental Assessment (FFIP 002-2020)

01/03/2020

Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on the Future Fisheries project, Cottonwood Creek fish barrier Draft EA. A pdf of this document can be found below. The Program tentatively plans to provide partial funding for this project, contingent upon approval being granted by the Fish & Wildlife Commission. This project would install a fish barrier lower in Cottonwood Creek, near Dillon, adding 4.5 miles of habitat for WCT. The goal is to secure additional habitat for native WCT and expand the population. Comments will be accepted until 11:59PM, February 2nd, 2020.

(Headquarters - Restoration & Rehabilitation)

Boles Creek fish screening and passage Draft Environmental Assessment (FFIP 001-2020)

01/03/2020

Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on the Future Fisheries project, Boles Creek Fish Screening and Passage Draft EA. A pdf of this document can be found below. The Program tentatively plans to provide partial funding for this project, contingent upon approval being granted by the Fish & Wildlife Commission. This project would upgrade an existing irrigation diversion near stream mile 1.5 of Boles Creek near Placid Lake, with the goal of eliminating entrainment of native trout and improving migration corridors and channel integrity. Sampling in 2019 indicated that bull trout were entrained in existing ditches. The applicant intends to replace the existing wooden dam used to divert water with a rock cross-vane set at elevation to allow fish passage, stream channel function, and bedload movement. A fish screen would be installed to accommodate both ditches of the existing diversion. Comments will be accepted until 11:59PM, February 2nd, 2020.

(Headquarters - Restoration & Rehabilitation)

 

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