A draft Environmental Assessment was prepared outlining proposed construction to improve Pelican Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River 10 miles southeast of Big Timber, MT. The draft EA was circulated for 15 days to interested agencies, groups, and persons, and a news release was sent to regional media outlets including legal notices in 2 regional newspapers. The EA was also posted on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ (FWP) website. We received two email comments in support of the proposed construction.
Therefore, it is my decision to proceed with this construction project (Decision Notices - 07/11/2014)
Based on the Environmental Assessment we have determined that the proposed action will not have significant effects on the human and physical environment associated with this action. (Decision Notices - 07/11/2014)
On October 9, 2014, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposes to amend the rules regarding shooting range grants. Please see the attached notice for proposed rule language amendments. (ARM Rules - 07/10/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MFWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Otter Island Fisheries Conservation Area Additions Draft EA, a proposal to acquire 19.72 acres of island habitats along the Flathead River. If acquired, these parcels will be added to the existing Otter Island FCA that is located along the west side of the mainstem Flathead River, about 1.5 miles east of downtown Kalispell. (Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 07/09/2014)