A Decision Notice has been prepared for a proposal to implement the Fistrap Creek Diversion Improvement Project. The fluvial Arctic grayling population in the upper Big Hole Watershed is threatened by impaired habitat and instream flows. This project proposes to improve fish passage and the irrigation infrastructure of an existing degraded diversion on Fishtrap Creek, an important tributary for the Big Hole Arctic grayling population. No public comments were received during a 33-day comment period ending October 10, 2010.
Questions regarding these Decision Notices should be mailed to:
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
730 N. Montana St.
Dillon, MT 59725
(Decision Notices - 10/15/2010)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is requesting public comment on the Bitterroot Wolf 10j proposal in deer/elk Hunting District (HD) 250. This proposal seeks to secure authority from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to take wolves in HD 250. Proposed specifics, comment process and comment deadline are all listed below. Any final adoption by the FWP Commission on November 18 will be forwarded to the USFWS for consideration to approve at that required Federal level.
COMMENT PROCESS AND DEADLINE
For further clarification, you may call the Wildlife Bureau office at 406-444-2612. The complete Bitterroot Wolf 10j proposal is available on the FWP website (see link below). To submit comments electronically, this letter with the imbedded links below and the complete 10j proposal 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 on the Bitterroot Wolf 10j Proposal is 5 PM, Wednesday, November 10, 2010. Any Final adoptions on the Bitterroot Wolf 10J proposal is scheduled to take place at the November 18, 2010 FWP Commission meeting in Helena. At that point, any final adoption will be forwarded to the USFWS for consideration to approve at that required Federal level.
(Hunting - 10/08/2010)
The enclosed Decision Notice was prepared for the draft Canyon Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Addition Environmental Assessment (EA). FWP used the Decision Notice to modify the draft EA based on the comments received. So the Decision Notice and draft Canyon Creek Wildlife Management Area Addition Environmental Assessment will be considered the Final EA. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) proposes to acquire a 151-acre Wildlife Management Area in the Robert E. Lee Range northwest of Canyon Creek in Lewis and Clark County. The purpose of this proposal is to secure additional fish and wildlife habitat and to enhance compatible recreational opportunities and access for the public. Public comment was received from 24 parties during a 15-day comment period ending at 5:00 pm on September 28, 2010 and a public hearing held at 7 pm on September 22, 2010 at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks headquarters in Helena. (Decision Notices - 10/06/2010)