Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the rehabilitation of Upper and Lower Blossom Lakes and Blossom Creek to a native fish community by removing nonnative brook trout through piscicide application and subsequent restocking with native westslope cutthroat trout. These waters are located approximately 25 miles west of Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana.
Based on analysis of the EA and public comment received during the 30-day public review, FWP will proceed with the restoration project. The draft EA together with the decision notice, which addresses comments submitted during the public comment period, will become the final document for this proposal. A copy of the final EA and decision notice are attached. Contact person: Region One Fisheries Biologist Chris Horn, (406) 827-9282 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Decision Notices - 06/29/2009)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is requesting public comment on proposed 2009 Furbearer Quotas and the 2009 Bison Season and Quotas. These proposed changes as described below were adopted at the June 25, 2009 FWP Commission meeting. Any final adoptions of these proposed changes will take place at the August 13, 2009 FWP Commission meeting. (Hunting - 06/29/2009)
Region 2 of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and prepared a Decision Notice (DN) to issue a permit for a roadside animal menagerie to Jessi Knudsen and Augusto Castaneda. The permit will allow the possession of 35-40 exotic animals of 15 different species for exhibition, to be headquartered in Potomac, MT. (Decision Notices - 06/26/2009)
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for a project for Lake Mary Ronan State Park for the purpose of constructing approximately 1.75 miles of hiking trails.
The draft is out for a 30-day public review through July 26, 2009. Please contact Park Manager Jerry Sawyer, 490 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell, MT 59901, (406) 751-4575, or e-mail to email@example.com with questions or comments.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 06/26/2009)
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for a proposal to buy about 70 acres of land on the North Shore of Flathead Lake, Flathead County, Montana, for the purpose of fish and wildlife habitat conservation. The project would cost about $1 million and would be funded by the Bonneville Power Administration to help mitigate harm to resident fish caused by construction and subsequent habitat loss associated with Hungry Horse Dam.
A copy of the draft environmental assessment is attached for your review. The draft is out for a 3-week public review, with comments being accepted through July 17, 2009. Comments can be sent to: North Shore-Bigfork Parcel EA, 490 North Meridian Road, Kalispell, MT 59901, or contact Joel Tohtz, (406) 751-4570, e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kris Tempel, (406) 751-4573, e-mail - email@example.com.
(Conservation - 06/25/2009)