On June 5, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission (commission) will hold a public hearing at the Seeley Lake Community Center, 3248 Hwy 83 North, Seeley Lake, Montana, to consider the proposed amendment and adoption of recreational use rules on Lake Alva, Harpers Lake, and Lake Marshall.
(ARM Rules - 05/09/2013)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MFWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for a proposal to remove a northern pike population in Bass Lake and Mud Creek in northwest Montana using a combination of netting, trapping, and electrofishing, and restocking the lake with native westslope cutthroat trout. This project would be conducted within the Mud Creek watershed located approximately 6 miles southeast of the city of Eureka. The removal of northern pike would help restore native fish populations in the Tobacco River and Lake Koocanusa, which Bass Lake and Mud Creek feed. The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to fund the project.
The draft is out for a 30-day public review through June 8, 2013. Please contact FWP Fisheries Biologist Jim Dunnigan, (406) 293-4161, Ext. 200, or e-mail to email@example.com with questions or comments.
(Restoration & Rehabilitation - 05/09/2013)
Region 2 FWP has issued a Decision Notice to proceed with its proposal to renew a lease of pasture on its Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area (BCWMA) located in Powell County. The proposed lease between FWP and the Two Creek Ranch (Lessee) would exchange grazing on 1,050 acres of primarily non-native pasture on the BCWMA, for implementation of a rest-rotation grazing system on 1,000 acres of privately managed native grasslands that provide important elk winter forage. Additionally, infrastructure maintenance and weed treatment on the BCWMA would be performed by the Lessee. FWP will recommend to the FWP Commission at its May 9 meeting that FWP be allowed to proceed with this lease. (Decision Notices - 05/07/2013)
This project is an application for a commercial fur farm for the purpose of raising and selling Bobcats, Bobcat kittens, Lynx and Lynx kittens to the general public. The facility is located approximately 10 miles north of Stevensville, Montana at 472 Wild Iris Road, Stevensville MT 59870. (Fish & Wildlife Permits - 05/07/2013)
An Environmental Assessment (EA) proposes to restore westslope cutthroat trout in York Gulch and the West Fork Mudd Creek in the Big Hole River drainage. Non-native brook trout upstream of the existing barriers would be removed using rotenone in the formulation of CFT Legumine. The remaining cutthroat trout and tailed frog tadpoles would be salvaged prior to treatment and restored. (Species Removal & Relocation - 05/03/2013)