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Therriault Creek Restoration Project

Restoration & Rehabilitation

08/07/2019

Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to restore riparian vegetation and improve fisheries habitat on Therriault Creek near Eureka, MT. The proposed work on private land along Therriault Creek is located approximately 1.75 miles upstream from the confluence with the Tobacco River. This project would continue previous work on Therriault Creek and will increase woody vegetation cover along the stream, increase fisheries habitat diversity, and reduce the risk of bank erosion. The proposed work would enhance vegetation along about 1,000 feet of the 9,100 feet of stream that was previously restored. MFWP proposes three bioengineering treatments that will support the development of riparian woody vegetation. These techniques include stripping dense non-native pasture grasses and replanting with willows, slightly lowering inside stream banks and replanting with willows, and the installation of woody debris and willow cuttings along the stream bank. MFWP would fund the completion of this project with funding received from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). BPA previously completed an environmental impact statement that analyzed the effects of similar projects that can be found at the link below. MFWP will tier to this document. Comments will be accepted until 11:59PM, September 10th, 2019. https://www.bpa.gov/efw/Analysis/NEPADocuments/Pages/Watershed-Management.aspx

Contact Information

Public comments can be submitted to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Attention: Jim Dunnigan, 385 Fish Hatchery Road, Libby, MT 59923, or e-mail to jdunnigan@mt.gov

Public Comment

Please give us your feedback on this public notice. Comments must be received by Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:59 PM