The Future Fisheries Improvement Program is proposing to provide partial funding to a project calling for the removal of an undersized culvert and construction of a step-pool fish way located on the South Fork of the North Fork Divide Creek. The project would eliminate a migration barrier for a population of genetically pure westslope cutthroat trout. The intent of the project is to improve fish passage to approximately five miles of the South Fork of the North Fork Divide Creek for a non-hybridized population of westslope cutthroat trout. The proposed project would not threaten genetic integrity because South Fork Reservoir, located immediately downstream of the project site, acts to isolate the population. The project site is located on property owned by Butte Silver Bow County approximately 10 miles southwest of the city of Butte in Silver Bow County.
Mark Lere, Program Officer Habitat Protection Section Fisheries Bureau Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks 1420 East 6th Avenue Helena, MT 59620 Telephone: (406) 444-2432 e-mail: email@example.com
The public comment period for this public notice ended on Monday, February 27, 2012.