Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of purchasing a fishing access site on the Clark Fork River in Sanders County near Paradise, Montana. A permanent, no-cost recreational access lease would also be acquired immediately upstream.
The draft was out for a 21-day public review through November 14, 2007. There were seven comments received in favor of the proposed acquisition and one from the U.S. Forest Service concerning the presence of bird nests within one or two miles of the site. Questions and concerns are addressed in the decision notice.
FWP adopted the final EA, the FWP Commission voted on November 29, 2007, to acquire the site, and it will go to the State Land Board for final approval on December 17, 2007. Copies of the decision notice and the final EA are attached.
Please direct your questions or comments to R-1 Fisheries Manager Jim Vashro, FWP, 490 N Meridian Rd., Kalispell, MT 59901, (406) 751-4550, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Decision Notices - 12/14/2007)
You recently received documents regarding a proposal to trap wild Merriam’s turkeys from existing wild populations in eastern Montana and release up to 75 birds in suitable habitat along the Missouri River south of Ulm in Cascade County. Partnering with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) on the project is the National Wild Turkey Federation and area Landowners. Comments received regarding the proposal are summarized in the following Decision Notice. (Decision Notices - 12/10/2007)
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of reestablishing public motorboat access on Crystal Lake in Lincoln County, Montana. There are three potential locations on FWP property around Crystal Lake for consideration of developing a fishing access site. There are six different access routes to these potential locations. The FAS would include a boat launch, parking area (6-10 spaces), and a latrine. The proposed action would be implemented as early as spring 2008 and may not be completed until fall 2008. These dates are approximate.
The draft will be out for a 30-day public review through Monday, January 7, 2008. Questions and comments must be received by that date. Please direct your questions or comments to R-1 Parks Manager David Landstrom, FWP, 490 N. Meridian Rd., Kalispell, MT 59901, 751-4574 or e-mail email@example.com.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 12/06/2007)
Montana's Wolf Management Advisory Council will meet Dec. 9-10, 2008. The first meeting will be held at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel, 2301 Colonial Dr, December 9, at 7:30. The second meeting will be held at the Grizzly Room at the Montana State Library, 1515 Sixth Ave, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Management Plans - 12/05/2007)