Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeks public comment on the FWP Commission’s proposal to repeal obsolete and outdated Commission policies that were originally adopted between the years 1958 and 2000. A brief summary of each policy and an explanation of why it has been proposed for repeal may be obtained by downloading the “Summary of Obsolete Policies” document below. For a copy of each of the policies, please download the document below entitled “List of Obsolete Policies.” (ARM Rules - 02/10/2012)
Tunis Reservoir is located on private land on the west side of Highway 87 near the railroad siding of Tunis approximately seven miles west of Fort Benton. Public access to this reservoir is gained through an agreement between the landowner and Montana FWP that involves reasonable public access in exchange for FWP stocking the reservoir with fish. Water levels in the reservoir fluctuate. In years when water levels are high, the reservoir can provide reasonably good fishing. As of January 2012, the reservoir water levels are high. Montana FWP plans to stock the reservoir periodically with largemouth bass to improve angling opportunity and angling quality. The reservoir is 5-7 surface acres and has a maximum depth of 11 feet. This reservoir has been stocked since 1929 with coho salmon, brook trout, channel catfish and rainbow trout. FWP is proposing to stock largemouth bass in order to maximize angling quality in this fishery. (Species Stocking - 02/07/2012)
The enclosed Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for the proposed Three Dollar Bridge Fishing Access Site Improvements. This project proposes that improvements be made by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) at Three Dollar Bridge Fishing Access Site (FAS) on the Madison River. The proposed improvements include enhancing the entrance road, graveling existing parking areas on both sides of the river, improving a designated trail to the water on both sides of the river, and adding a new precast-concrete latrine on the west side of the river. Worn signs would be replaced and a new informational sign added. The proposed improvements would prevent further degradation and sanitation concerns at the site.
This Draft EA is available for review in Helena at FWP’s Headquarters, the State Library, and the Environmental Quality Council. It also may be obtained from FWP at the address provided above, or viewed on FWP’s Internet website: http://www.fwp.mt.gov .
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites you to comment on the attached proposal. The public comment period will be accepted until 5:00 PM March 8, 2012. Comments should be sent to the following:
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 02/06/2012)