Tue Oct 27 00:00:00 MDT 2009
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking proposals from agencies and organizations desiring and having the capability to house/hold bison resulting from the bison quarantine feasibility study (hereafter referred to quarantine bison) being conducted by MFWP and USDA APHIS, as described in the Bison Quarantine Feasibility Study Phase II/III (MFWP December 2005). Proposals will be evaluated by mid-November 2009. Once a final recommendation is made, MFWP will complete an Environmental Assessment of the proposal. If, based on the assessment, the decision is to proceed, and if MFWP Commission approves, then bison could be translocated by February, 2010. Before the quarantine bison will be transferred, the successful applicant will be required to sign an MOU agreeing to specific provisions contained in the proposal.