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Liaison team meeting for FWP conservation easements, Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend a virtual meeting between Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and landowners for the Haskill and Trumbull Creek conservation easements in northwest Montana.

This year, due to Covid-19, the liaison meeting will be virtual. The virtual meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., Nov. 30, 2020. The meeting will be livestreamed online here with opportunities for the public to comment.

Liaison team meetings are required annually by the conservation easement and provide a forum for discussion of any issues that may arise with respect to public use, land use, access issues, conditions or other unanticipated issues related to the conservation easement lands.

FWP manages over 100 conservation easements across the state protecting more than 550,000 acres.

A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that limits certain uses of the land in order to protect its specific conservation values. Conserving open, working lands and wildlife habitat through conservation easements is fundamental to FWP’s role in stewarding the public’s fish and wildlife resources.

For more information, contact Alan Wood at (406) 751-4595.

Live Stream will begin shortly before 5 p.m.

Instructions to call in for public comment:

Due to Governor's orders regarding distancing and gathering of groups, this meeting will streamed live on our website. To make public comment, you can dial into the meeting from your phone.

  • To call in to provide comment or ask questions, dial:
    • Call-in number: 1-669-900-6833
    • Meeting ID: 952 1419 3512
    • Meeting password: 922491

  • Northwest Montana is known for its lakes and rivers, featuring two-thirds of all the recreational waters and one third of all registered boats in the state. Over 500 lakes support fish, ranging from 125,000-acre Flathead Lake, the largest lake west of the Great Lakes, to hundreds of high mountain lakes. More than 3,000 miles of fishable stream flow through the Region. Sensitive native fish species, including the westslope cutthroat trout, bull trout, and red-band rainbow trout, reside in the waters of Region One. Important wildlife species include grizzly and black bear bears, mountain lion, white-tailed deer, three species of mountain grouse, and furbearers such as marten and wolverine. Region One provides about half of the black bear and mountain lion harvest in the state. The white-tailed deer is the most popular big game animal pursued by hunters.

    Varied land ownerships and agency responsibilities make for challenging natural resource management in the Region, which is bound by the Flathead Indian Reservation to the south, and Glacier National Park to the north. Millions of acres of national forest wilderness and hundreds of thousands of acres of corporate timberlands are found in Region One as well. FWP, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and various local, state, and federal agencies work together to manage habitat and wildlife. The state and tribes have unique agreements to co-manage fisheries in Flathead Lake, and fishing and hunting on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

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