Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is requesting public comment on the proposed take of peregrine falcons for falconry purposes in 2008 as adopted as Tentative by the FWP Commission at their January 18 meeting. The proposed regulation would provide for the take of up to 3 peregrines by licensed Montana falconers through a drawing process. More specific information relative to period of take, area of take, nest locations where take will be prohibited, and specific banding and reporting requirements are listed in the Tentative regulation that is attached for your review.
In addition, the Final Environmental Assessment for The Take of Peregrine Falcons for Falconry Purposes was signed by FWP Director Jeff Hagener on January 16, 2008. That document is available for review on the FWP website and comment provided during the EA process and a subsequent stakeholders meeting, was used to develop the Tentative regulation.
Please send your comments to: FWP – Wildlife Division, Attn: Public Comment, POB 200701, Helena MT 59620-0701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for public comment to be received is 5:00 pm on Friday, February 22, 2008. The Commission will take final action on this Tentative at its March 13, 2008 meeting.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 01/22/2008)
The attached Environmental Assessment (EA) is submitted for your consideration. It was prepared for the proposed chemical treatment of private ponds along Randall Creek in Gallatin County as part of an effort to eradicate a self-sustaining population of northern pike in the ponds and intervening streams and ditches. This treatment will target northern pike, which pose a potential threat to wild trout and native game and non-game fish in the upper Missouri drainage.
Any questions or comments on this project should be addressed to Mike Vaughn, FWP, 1400 South 19th Avenue, Bozeman MT 59718 or e-mailed to email@example.com by February 6, 2008.
(Species Removal & Relocation - 01/17/2008)
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of reestablishing public motorboat access on Crystal Lake in Lincoln County, Montana. FWP has extended the comment period through January 21, 2008. Questions and comments must be received by that date. Please direct your questions or comments to R-1 Parks Manager David Landstrom, FWP, 490 N Meridian Road, Kalispell, MT 59901, (406) 751-4574 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 01/10/2008)