Mon Nov 23 00:00:00 MST 2009
Region 2 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has issued the Decision Notice (DN) for an FWP Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning its proposal to exchange approximately 19 acres on the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area (BCWMA) along the corridor of Montana Highway 83 with the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) for a 53-acre parcel that is adjacent to BCWMA’s western boundary. This exchange is necessary for MDT’s Clearwater Junction-North Project to widen and realign the right-of-way for Highway 83 in Missoula County between Clearwater Junction and Seeley Lake. If implemented, this action would be in lieu of monetary payment from MDT to FWP for right-of-way acquisition across the WMA. The proposed action has been selected in the DN.