An Environmental Assessment (EA) proposes to remove hybridized cutthroat trout from Peet Creek (tributary to Red Rock River) using rotenone, and to replace with pure westslope cutthroat trout from remaining Centennial Valley populations. (Restoration & Rehabilitation - 04/26/2013)
A Decision Notice has been prepared for the environmental assessment entitled: Upper Big Hole
River Arctic Grayling Assisted Re-Colonization Project near Jackson, Montana. This project proposes to use
remote streamside incubators to facilitate re-colonization of Arctic grayling into the Upper Big Hole River
near Jackson, MT. Comments were received from 5 individuals/organization during a 30-day comment
period ending on April 8, 2013. (Decision Notices - 04/12/2013)
MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MFWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for a grazing project for the Woods Ranch Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Lincoln County (R26 & 27W, T37N). The proposed action will allow cattle provided by a local rancher to graze on the WMA to better manage vegetation for wildlife cover and forage.
The draft environmental assessment is out for a 30-day public review through 5:00 p.m., May 13, 2013. Contact MFWP Area Wildlife Biologist Tim Thier , (406) 882-4697 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions or comments.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 04/12/2013)
Region 2 FWP proposes to enter into a 6-year lease for hay on a small portion of its Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area (BCWMA) located in Missoula County. The proposed BCWMA-Vannoy Ranch lease would allow the Vannoy Ranch to annually hay a 15-acre, weed-infested, non-native hay meadow on the BCWMA in exchange for annual weed treatment, fence removal, and irrigation management services on the WMA. (Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 04/11/2013)
Region 2 FWP proposes 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, in exchange 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. The lease would be effective from May 15, 2013 to August 31, 2018. (Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 04/11/2013)