The enclosed Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for a proposed property addition acquisition at the Eight Mile Ford Fishing Access Site (FAS) on the Madison River. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) proposes to obtain 3 acres of property on the South side of Eight Mile Ford FAS on the Madison River, from the Granger Ranch.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites you to comment on the attached proposal. If requested, FWP will schedule and conduct a public meeting on this proposed project. Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 2010. Comments should be sent to the following:
Eight Mile Ford FAS Property Addition Acquisition
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1400 South 19th
Bozeman MT 59718
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 01/19/2010)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is requesting public comment on proposals for 2010 Peregrine Falcon Take and Shed Antler Hunting on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) adopted by the FWP Commission at its January 14, 2010 meeting.
To submit comments electronically, this letter with the imbedded link below can be found under “Opportunity for Public Comment” on the Hunting home page at the fwp.mt.gov website. Written comments can be sent to: FWP – Wildlife Bureau, Attn: Public Comment, POB 200701, Helena MT 59620-0701. The deadline for public comment is 5 PM on Friday, February 19, 2010. Any Final adoptions will take place at the March 11, 2010 FWP Commission meeting.
(Hunting - 01/19/2010)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) proposes to establish a boat camp near the confluence of Deep Creek and the Smith River within the Smith River State Park corridor.The site is mostly open grassland meadows with forested slopes on its western side. The natural configuration of vegetation and geologic features will dictate the placement of the proposed improvements at the site in order to ensure the boat camp preserves the scenic quality of the area. The designation of the fire grate area and tent sites will not require the removal of any trees or shrubs because those elements will be placed in natural clearings. A minor amount of grass or low brush may have to be cropped to delineate paths to tent sites and a toilet privacy area. A steel fire grate will be installed and campfires will be permitted barring any formal temporary fire hazard closure.
A pit toilet will not be installed at the proposed Deep Creek boat camp as they are at other FWP boat camps for the convenience of floaters. Floaters camping at this site will be required to pack out human waste, thus floaters will be required to bring a commercially produced toilet system or use another approved human waste pack-out method. A privacy screen will be installed to accommodate portable toilet use. Please refer to the Smith River State Park and River Corridor Management Plan for a more detailed discussion and analysis of the challenges of human waste management within the park at http://fwp.mt.gov/parks/smithriver/default.html. (Decision Notices - 01/08/2010)