Acquisitions, Trades & Leases
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has amended the Foy’s Bend draft EA that proposes FWP acquire 243 acres of fisheries habitat along the Flathead River south of Kalispell. We amended the draft EA to include additional information about the property transaction. At the time of acquisition, FWP will be conveying a perpetual conservation easement to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), who is funding the acquisition to mitigate for fisheries impacts of Hungry Horse dam. FWP is seeking additional public comment for the proposed Foy’s Bend land acquisition along with the proposed conservation easement. FWP has amended the project description and the checklist EA to include the conservation easement terms or limitations. The revised draft environmental assessment is out for public review through 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2009. A copy is attached for your review. Please contact Fisheries Conservation Specialist John Wachsmuth at (406) 751-4554 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.