FWP proposes to enclose the existing outdoor archery range by expanding the current archery ed. building to accommodate an indoor airgun shooting range area. (Decision Notices - Fri Jul 25 14:51:00 MDT 2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) proposes to purchase a permanent road easement providing a permanent route to the area for public hunting and recreation access. The route would approach the Bear Gulch Road from the east to cross approximately 1 mile of a private land owned by the Prickly Pear Land Trust (PPLT). PPLT and Forest Service will enter into a Purchase Option agreement whereby PPLT will bargain sell the easement to FWP but convey the easement to the Forest Service. The Forest Service administers the public lands of the Helena National Forest surrounding the private lands the Bear Gulch Road #4136 crosses.
The proposed road easement provides the only legal public access rights to the adjacent property owned by the Foundation that is under option to be conveyed to the Forest Service.
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 the Bozeman or Butte FWP offices, or viewed on FWP’s website: http://www.fwp.mt.gov.
(Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - Thu Jul 24 16:18:47 MDT 2014)
This project is an application for a commercial fur farm for the purpose of raising and selling bobcats to sell in the commercial fur industry. The facility is located approximately 6 miles southwest of Roy, MT at 5700 Romunstad Road in Fergus County in T18N R21E Section 30. (Fish & Wildlife Permits - Thu Jul 24 11:37:00 MDT 2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) proposes to exchange approximately 36 acres of the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area (MHWMA) along Secondary Route 569 (S-569) to Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) for approximately 20 acres of the existing right-of-way of the S-569, that will be abandoned by MDT, and payment of $12,500 for the remaining value of the exchanged FWP property. (Decision Notices - Wed Jul 16 15:07:00 MDT 2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is proposing to introduce golden trout into Foolhen, Rainbow and Upper Lena lakes in the Big Hole River drainage. Foolhen Lake is located in the Alder Creek drainage (near Wise River), Rainbow Lake is located in the Rock Creek drainage (near Glen) and Upper Lena Lake is located in the Big Swamp Creek drainage (near Jackson). (Decision Notices - Wed Jul 16 15:04:24 MDT 2014)