Thu Apr 21 17:40:00 MDT 2011
Montana FWP proposed to stock brook trout in Kolar Reservoir #1, which is located on private land approximately one mile north of Geyser, Montana. Public access to this reservoir is gained through an agreement between the landowner and Montana FWP that involves reasonable public access in exchange for FWP stocking it with fish. The reservoir is 12 surface acres and has a maximum depth of 17 feet. This reservoir has been stocked since 1947 with rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon, largemouth bass, and walleye. It also harbors white sucker, fathead minnow and brassy minnow. Montana FWP proposed to stock it with brook trout to improve diverse angling opportunity and angling quality. Based on the department’s proposal which outlined the benefits and risks of stocking brook trout in Kolar Reservoir # 1, the fact that no public comments were received, it is my recommendation that the proposed action be implemented as described in the draft EA. Therefore, the draft EA becomes the Final EA. Brook trout will be stocked in Kolar Reservoir # 1 to improve angling quality.