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Fish Creek WMA, Koch Addition--Draft EA

Acquisitions, Trades & Leases

03/14/2018

FWP invites public review of its proposal to acquire fee title to approximately 276 acres from a private party, as an addition to FWP’s adjacent 35,041-acre Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area (FCWMA), located south of Tarkio in Mineral County. The proposed acquisition property is composed of two private inholdings: the approximately 116-acre Whitehorse parcel (just west of Whitehorse Gulch, off West Fork Fish Creek) and the 160-acre Main Stem Fish Creek parcel. FWP’s purpose for purchasing the land is to manage the important habitat (including 1.2 miles of riparian and fisheries habitat along Fish Creek) for deer, elk and other wildlife, and to prevent this habitat from potentially being subdivided or developed. Public access and recreational opportunities would be increased by managing the property as part of FCWMA. FWP will hold a public hearing in Alberton on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alberton Community Center (701 Railroad Ave) to discuss the proposal, answer questions, and take public comment.

Contact Information

Sharon Rose, 3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula, MT 59804; 406-542-5540

Public Comment

The public comment period for this public notice ended on Friday, April 13, 2018.