Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has completed the final 2-week public comment period for the proposed West Swan Conservation Project and released the amended decision notice. The attached amended decision notice includes FWP's response to all public comments received during the comment periods as well as the final recommendation to the FWP Commission for a proposed action. The proposed action is for FWP to pursue the conservation easement alternative on approximately 9,350 acres using funding from both the Bonneville Power Administration fish mitigation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition programs. This item is on the FWP Commission agenda for final decision during a conference call scheduled at 9:00 a.m., November 9, 2010. The cover sheet for the upcoming FWP Commission conference call is posted on FWP’s Commission information web location: http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/insideFwp/commission/default.html. If you wish to participate or listen to the conference call, please come to one of the regional FWP offices or the Helena headquarters Commission room.
The subsequent State Land Board meeting pertaining to the West Swan is scheduled for November 15, 2010. Information about this meeting should be available by going to http://dnrc.mt.gov/About_Us/meetings.asp#lb.
(Decision Notices - 11/03/2010)