The Bitterroot River is closed to all boating and floating from Woodside Fishing Access Site to Tucker West Fishing Access Site due to danger created by the Supply Ditch Diversion Dam. (ARM Rules - 04/17/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Island Lake Fishing Access Site Proposed Development Draft Environmental Assessment (Lincoln County, T29N, R26W, NW¼ S31). FWP proposes to develop the site, including a developed access road, a designated parking area, a single-wide concrete boat ramp, three or four designated campsites, a concrete vault latrine, informational and directional signs, fire rings, and fencing. (Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 04/10/2014)
Ackley Lake is a 226-acre irrigation storage reservoir located in Judith Basin County near the town of Hobson. The reservoir is fed by a 5-mile long diversion canal which begins near river mile 105 of the Judith River. The reservoir is initially filled during spring runoff with additional maintenance fill during the summer. The primary purpose of the reservoir is for irrigation, thus water levels fluctuate greatly during the summer months. The reservoir is also the site of Ackley Lake State Park and is a popular camping, boating, and fishing destination.
Martinsdale Reservoir is a 946-acre irrigation storage facility located in Meagher County near the town of Martinsdale. The reservoir is fed by a 3.5 mile long diversion canal which begins near river mile 6 of the South Fork Musselshell River. A diversion canal also exists at river mile 14 of the North Fork Musselshell River as a means to transport water stored in Bair Reservoir to the South Fork Musselshell River at river mile 8 with the potential of being diverted into Martinsdale Reservoir. The reservoir experiences typical summer drawdown and spring fill cycles. Martinsdale Reservoir is a popular fishing, boating, and camping location. Both of the above reservoirs are operated by the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.
(Species Stocking - 04/10/2014)
The Pondera Shooting Sports Gun Club (PSSC) is located at the corner of Granite and Spur Roads in Conrad, Montana, and has applied for a shooting range grant to make certain improvements to their range in the form of finalizing an expansion project for the trap range, including:
Building a trap viewing/warming/safety shelter
Completing a sidewalk around the PSSC building and trap range to achieve complete handicap accessibility
Installing metal targets on the pistol range
Installing a chain link fence closure to enhance safety on the pistol range
(Recreation - 04/10/2014)
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) proposes to improve habitat conditions on big game winter range in the Charcoal Gulch area of Fleecer WMA. The proposed action would remove competing Douglas-fir trees from approximately 25 acres of aspen and 70 acres of sagebrush-grasslands. In addition, approximately 50 acres of Douglas-fir forest stands will be selectively thinned by 15%. The proposed action is intended to restore productivity to decadent aspen stands by removing competing conifers; reverse the loss of sagebrush habitat to encroaching conifers; improve forest health by selectively thinning Douglas-fir stands impacted by insects, disease, and overcrowding; and minimize the threat of wildfire in the area by reducing fuels. Tree removal will be by hand. No new roads would be constructed. This is a non-commercial timber project.
This Draft EA is available for review in Helena at FWP’s Headquarters, the State Library, and the Environmental Quality Council. It also may be obtained from the Bozeman or Butte FWP offices, or viewed on FWP’s website: http://www.fwp.mt.gov.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites you to comment on the attached proposal. Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on May 9, 2014. (Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 04/10/2014)