By order of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission, an area in Stillwater County shall be open to the hunting of deer from 1/2 hour before sunrise August 29, 2009 to 1/2 hour after sunset October 16, 2009. Hunters will be selected from the 2009, Hunting District 575, Deer Game Damage
Roster. (Annual Rules - 08/31/2009)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has issued a Decision Notice on a proposal to construct a log and rock check structure (10-14 inches high) below the Rainy Dam (approx. 12 miles northwest of Seeley Lake) to enhance upstream fish passage ofmigratory trout while maintaining an obstruction to the upstream movement of nonnative, invasive fish species. The Decision Notice is posted below.
Please direct any further requests or questions to Mack Long, Region 2 Supervisor, or Ladd Knotek, Region 2 Fisheries Biologist. Mack and Ladd can be reached at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 2 Headquarters, 3201 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804, (406) 542-5500.
(Decision Notices - 08/31/2009)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Foy’s Lake Site Development and Land Trade Project located in Flathead County. A private inholding would be traded for FWP property of equal value. Improvements to the site would include development of a parking area, ingress and egress points, and trail system, and installation of site identification, regulatory signage, and a vault latrine.
A copy of the draft environmental assessment is attached for your review. The draft is out for a 30-day public review through 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Please contact Amy Grout, Parks Management Specialist, (406) 755-2706, Ext. 3, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
(Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 08/31/2009)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has released a Decision notice to grant $1,798.15 in partial funding to Lewis & Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports their leased facility on the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena, Montana. The project will replace 15 deteriorated excelsior bales with safer and more durable archery target butts. A review of the grant proposal has been completed. The proposed action is considered a minor repair or maintenance of an existing facility per administrative rule 12.2.430(5)(c), and is therefore exempt from an Environmental Assessment under Montana Environmental Policy Act. For a copy of the Decision Notice go to http://fwp.mt.gov/publicnotices or contact Kurt Cunningham at PO Box 200701, Helena, MT, 59620 or electronically at email@example.com (Decision Notices - 08/28/2009)
MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the restoration of native fish to the Boulder Creek watershed, including Lower Boulder Lake and Boulder Creek, through removal of a hybridized Yellowstone cutthroat trout population by applying the piscicide rotenone and restocking the lake and stream with native westslope cutthroat trout. The Boulder Creek watershed is located approximately 15 miles SW of Eureka, Montana.
No changes were made to the draft EA based on the lack of comments and issues received during the 30-day public review. Therefore, the draft will become the final document for this project together with the decision notice, and FWP will implement plans for the project. (Decision Notices - 08/28/2009)