Restoration & Rehabilitation
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the purpose of managing an infestation of Eurasian milfoil in Beaver Lake near Whitefish, Montana. The proposed action would involve using one or a combination of treatments, including placement of barrier mats, mechanical removal, and herbicide applications during summer months. An interagency working group will conduct surveys to determine the distribution of the invasive aquatic weed and develop a management strategy aimed at controlling and eradicating it. These activities may be conducted annually for up to five years. The draft environmental assessment is out for a 21-day public review through July 3, 2012. Copies of the draft are available at the FWP office, 490 N. Meridian Rd., Kalispell; Montana State Library, 1515 E 6th Ave., Helena; and the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov under Public Notices.