Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has released a Decision Notice for a Draft EA to grant $26,325 to the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation (WYSEF) for a shooting range improvement grant. (Decision Notices - 02/18/2011)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on proposed commercial fishing regulations on Lake Helena and Canyon Ferry Reservoir for harvesting carp and suckers.
The proposed regulations for 2011 specify the areas where carp can be harvested and the process for reporting commercial operations to FWP prior to fishing.
Special regulations from Jan. 1—June 30 would help protect nesting waterfowl on Lake Helena and prevent conflicts with recreational anglers on Canyon Ferry.
The FWP Commission is authorized to approve one commercial fishing operation for each body of water and to set the regulations. Only one individual has applied for the 2011 commercial fishing permit to harvest carp from Canyon Ferry Reservoir and Lake Helena.
FWP must receive comments by March 15.
(Fishing - 02/15/2011)
The enclosed Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for the proposed development of a Fishing Access Site (FAS) along the Gallatin River in the town of Logan, Montana.
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 March 11, 2011. Comments should be sent to the following:
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 02/07/2011)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposes to renew the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area-German Gulch grazing lease for a 10-year term. This grazing lease is part of a cooperative grazing program with the U.S. Forest Service on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. It consists of a rest-rotation grazing system and would encompass approximately 20,000 acres. This cooperative grazing system allows for landscape level management of elk winter range, along with wildlife habitat in general, across ownerships and has demonstrated the compatibility of livestock production and wildlife/recreation-based economies.
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 - 02/02/2011)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposes to renew the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area-South grazing lease for a 10-year term. The renewed lease would allow three current local livestock producers to continue their usage, as well as increase an exchange of use agreement for one ranch. This lease is part of a cooperative grazing program between Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management. Full implementation of this proposal will positively affect 29,811 acres, 25 streams and 64 stream miles across state, federal, and private lands for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and the recreating public.
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://fwp.mt.gov. (Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 02/02/2011)