Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) invites the public to comment on its western pearlshell mussel relocation project within the Blackfoot River Basin. The project would mitigate the effects of channel disturbance associated with the Clearwater Fish Barrier Modification/Removal Project (a.k.a., the Emily-A dam) between Seeley Lake and Lake Inez on the Clearwater River (Missoula County) by moving mussels away from the immediate area of disturbance. The Clearwater fish barrier project is an important native fish recovery project, and mussels removed from the impact area would be used to reestablish mussel populations in restored habitat in three other tributaries to the Blackfoot River (portions of Powell and Lewis & Clark counties). The project fits within the context of Blackfoot River restoration actions undertaken over the last 20 years.
The EA may be viewed by opening the document below. Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on May 31, 2010. (Species Removal & Relocation - 04/30/2010)
On May 26, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission (commission) will hold a public hearing at Beaverhead County Search and Rescue Building, 1116 Highway 41, Dillon, Montana, and on May 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. the commission will hold a public hearing at the War Bonnet Inn, 2100 Cornell Avenue, Butte, Montana to consider the amendment of the above-stated rules. Public comment must be received no later than June 4, 2010. (ARM Rules - 04/29/2010)
The enclosed Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for Powerhouse Fishing Access Site (FAS), which is an existing FAS on the Big Hole River. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) proposes several site improvements, including replacing the gravel boat ramp with a single-wide concrete boat ramp, installing a permanent concrete latrine, and improving the parking lot.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites you to comment on the attached proposal. If requested, FWP will schedule and conduct a public meeting on this proposed project. Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on May 25, 2010. Comments should be sent to the following:
Powerhouse FAS EA
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1400 South 19th
Bozeman MT 59718
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 04/27/2010)
The Montana State Parks system is in the process of establishing a campsite reservation program at up to 21 state parks. The proposed actions would provide the public with the choice and opportunity to plan ahead and make advanced reservations. An Environmental Assessment (EA) is being conducted and the public has the opportunity to comment until May 18, 2010. (Recreation - 04/26/2010)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of conducting fuels reduction work on four timbered parcels of department-owned lands on McGregor Lake in Flathead County.
The draft is out for a 2-week public review through Monday, May 10, 2010. Please direct your questions or comments to David Bennetts, R-1 NW District Park Management Specialist, (406) 751-4590 or e-mail to email@example.com.
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 04/23/2010)