Eastern brook trout will be suppressed in 2 miles of Jumping Creek with backpack electrofishing gear from 2005 to 2010. This action will benefit the remnant pure westslope cutthroat population that resides in the headwaters of Jumping Creek. (Species Removal & Relocation - 03/29/2005)
The project proposes site improvements at Big Arm State Park (Appendix A, p. 29). These include: the addition of two rental yurts, relocation of the existing park host trailer pads, construction of a new storage shed, relocation of the campground boat trailer parking area, construction of a handicapped-accessible campsite in Loop B with accessible vault toilet, the relocation of the day-use picnic and swim area from the middle of the campground to the day-use area at the south end of the park, and the addition of three tent sites to the area previously used for picnicking. Additionally, the Loop A campground road will be bladed and graveled to improve the surface and allow for access by vehicles with limited clearance (this particular item is a road maintenance issue and will not be further addressed in this document). The purpose of this project is to better utilize available open space, provide increased camping opportunities, improve the visual quality of the campground area, and reduce traffic conflicts and crowding between day- users and campers. (Decision Notices - 03/23/2005)
The proposed action is to grant Sanders County $12,500 in funding through the Motorboat Enhancement Act to provide a boat ramp and dock at Heron. (Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 03/23/2005)
The Future Fisheries Improvement Program is proposing to provide partial funding to a project calling for enhancing habitat complexity along a 1.25-mile reach of LaMarche Creek, a tributary to the Big Hole River. The work would involve excavating a series of pools, stabilizing 200 feet of eroding stream bank and installing riparian fencing along the riparian corridor. The intent of the project is to enhance habitat for fluvial Arctic grayling. The project site is located approximately 14 miles northwest of the community of Wise River in Deer Lodge County.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 03/21/2005)
The Future Fisheries Improvement Program is proposing to provide partial funding for a project calling for the restoration of a 5,400-foot altered reach of Antelope Creek, a tributary to the Jefferson River. The altered channel would be restored to a proper channel dimension, pattern and profile and the riparian corridor would be rested from livestock grazing until the riparian vegetative community adequately recovered. The intent is to restore channel function and improve salmonid spawning habitat to enhance recruitment of brown trout and rainbow trout to the Jefferson River. The project site is located on the KG Ranch approximately 6 miles north of the town of Harrison in Madison and Gallatin counties. (Restoration & Rehabilitation - 03/21/2005)