A draft Environmental Assessment has been prepared for the Reintroduction of Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Greenhorn Creek by removal of Nonnative Hybrid Rainbow x Cutthroat and Brook Trout with rotenone. The project proposal is to remove hybridized cutthroat and brook trout from 15.5 miles of Greenhorn Creek, and refound with pure westslope cutthroat trout from up to six Ruby watershed populations. (Species Removal & Relocation - 06/21/2013)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Trumbull Creek Channel Remediation 124 Permit Application draft environmental assessment. FWP proposes to examine and make a decision on whether or not to grant approval for a Montana Stream Protection Act (SPA) 124 Permit application submitted by the Flathead Conservation District (FCD) for channel remediation on Trumbull Creek, located near Columbia Falls in Flathead County, Montana. The proposed project includes removal of vegetation and accumulated sediment on the streambed and restoring level height. It also includes construction of a livestock watering area. The draft is out for a 30-day public review through July 22, 2013.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 06/19/2013)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) proposes to acquire two parcels totaling approximately 3 acres in fee title along Big Spring Creek in Fergus County, Montana for the purpose of providing public access to Big Spring Creek and establishing a fishing access site (FAS). In addition, FWP proposes to develop approximately 0.5 acres of those acres, including a parking area, the potential installation of concrete vault latrine if necessary, fencing, picnic tables, informational and directional signs. The proposed Upper Big Spring Creek FAS is located along Big Spring Creek 7 miles southeast of Lewistown along Fish Hatchery Road (County Road 466) across from the lower unit of Big Spring Trout Hatchery.
(Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 06/18/2013)
A Decision Notice has been prepared approving the introduction westslope cutthroat trout into 20 fishless streams across the Big Hole, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson river drainages.
(Decision Notices - 06/18/2013)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) proposes to acquire approximately 36 acres of land in Lewis and Clark County, Montana along Prickly Pear Creek for the purpose of establishing a fishing access site (FAS). Prickly Pear Land Trust, the current landowner, has offered to donate the property in fee title to FWP. The proposed FAS is located 3.5 miles northeast of Helena north of Olsen Road in the Helena Valley in Lewis and Clark County.
(Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 06/14/2013)