Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) proposes to acquire two parcels totaling approximately 3 acres in fee title along Big Spring Creek in Fergus County, Montana for the purpose of providing public access to Big Spring Creek and establishing a fishing access site (FAS). In addition, FWP proposes to develop approximately 0.5 acres of those acres, including a parking area, the potential installation of concrete vault latrine if necessary, fencing, picnic tables, informational and directional signs. The proposed Upper Big Spring Creek FAS is located along Big Spring Creek 7 miles southeast of Lewistown along Fish Hatchery Road (County Road 466) across from the lower unit of Big Spring Trout Hatchery.
(Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 06/18/2013)
A Decision Notice has been prepared approving the introduction westslope cutthroat trout into 20 fishless streams across the Big Hole, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson river drainages.
(Decision Notices - 06/18/2013)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) proposes to acquire approximately 36 acres of land in Lewis and Clark County, Montana along Prickly Pear Creek for the purpose of establishing a fishing access site (FAS). Prickly Pear Land Trust, the current landowner, has offered to donate the property in fee title to FWP. The proposed FAS is located 3.5 miles northeast of Helena north of Olsen Road in the Helena Valley in Lewis and Clark County.
(Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 06/14/2013)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Youngs Creek Westslope Cutthroat Trout Broodstock Project. FWP proposes to collect approximately 300 juvenile westslope cutthroat from streams within the upper Youngs Creek drainage (Powell County, Range 13W, Township 18N) in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. These fish would be raised to maturity and spawned at the Sekokini Springs Cutthroat Trout Conservation Facility in Blankenship, Montana. Offspring produced from the wild donor fish would be used for restoration efforts associated with the South Fork Flathead Drainage Westslope Cutthroat Trout Conservation Program. The primary goal of this project is to conserve genetic diversity among populations of westslope cutthroat trout. (Restoration & Rehabilitation - 06/13/2013)
A Decision Notice has been prepared for the Reintroduction of Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Peet Creek by removal of nonnative hybrid rainbow x cutthroat trout with Rotenone. This project proposes to remove hybridized cutthroat trout from six miles of Peet Creek and refound with pure westslope cutthroat trout from three Centennial Valley populations. No public comments were received during a 30-day comment period ending May 31, 2013. (Decision Notices - 06/13/2013)