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Canyon Creek Wildlife Management Area Addition -- Cartan Property

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Attached you will find the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) proposal to acquire a 232-acre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the Robert E. Lee Range northwest of Canyon Creek in Lewis and Clark County. The purpose of this proposal is to secure additional fish and wildlife habitat and to enhance compatible recreational opportunities and access for the public. FWP will hold a public hearing in Helena on September 20 (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. in the FWP Commission Room at the FWP Headquarters in Helena to discuss the proposed acquisition and to take public comment. The EA may also be obtained by mail from the FWP Helena Area Resource Office in Helena and the Regional Headquarters in Bozeman, by phoning (406) 495-3260, or on the FWP web site (“Recent Public Notices,” beginning August 27, 2018). Please note that the Canyon Creek WMA Management Plan is a separate document of this EA available on the FWP website: AppendixC_CanyonCreekWMA_MngmntPlan.pdf. If you would like a printed copy, please call the Helena Area Resource Office at (406) 495-3260 to request that one be mailed to you. Comments must be received by FWP no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. As part of the decision making process under MEPA, I expect to issue the Decision Notice for this EA very soon after the end of the comment period. The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission has the final decision-making authority for FWP land acquisition proposals, and the Commission will be asked to render its decision on this proposal during its October 17, 2018 meeting. Approval will also be necessary from the Montana Board of Land Commissioners.

Contact Information

Comments should be directed by mail to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Helena Area Resource Office, Attn: Canyon Creek WMA Addition – Cartan Property Proposal, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT or by email to