Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) proposes to purchase 6.27-acres of land currently owned by the Mountain Acres Mobile Home Park to allow public access and stream restoration of Big Spring Creek. The proposed action would be a fee title acquisition for $64,000. The property is located on the south side of Big Spring Creek on the north side of Lewistown, Montana. This proposed acquisition would enhance a collaborative effort between FWP, Fergus Conservation District (FCD), Trout Unlimited and others to develop a recreation corridor and provide stream restoration on this and other nearby parcels. As part of the stream restoration project to return Big Spring Creek to its historic channel pattern, approximately 500 feet of stream would be added
on the Mountain Acres parcel proposed acquisition. This Environmental Assessment (EA) addresses the acquisition of the property only. A separate EA would be issued prior to any stream restoration or site development work. (Decision Notices - 07/15/2011)
A supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for the proposed Poindexter Slough Fishing Access Site Habitat Enhancement. This project would allow for controlled livestock grazing, haying and mowing as part of an ongoing effort to establish dense nesting cover, food plots and a shelterbelt for the benefit of upland birds, waterfowl and other wildlife. The project is a joint effort between Montana FWP and the Beaverhead Chapter of Pheasants Forever.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 07/11/2011)
The Havre Trap Club in Havre, Montana has been working toward modernizing their old club house, by “gutting” and remodeling the old building, which will require new lights, AC/heating, new electric service inside and out, insulation, carpet, new windows and door. This improvement also includes extending walls out over the concrete pad, under the existing patio cover. Secondarily they also intend to re-gravel their parking lot and road to the clubhouse. (Decision Notices - 07/06/2011)
Whittecar Rifle & Pistol Range, partial funding of $10,986 for range safety and handicapped access improvements on their range located near the city of Hamilton approximately 45 miles south of Missoula. (Recreation - 07/01/2011)