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Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission: April 1, 2021 Meeting Agenda

Apr 1, 2021 3:02 PM

Times Are Approximate and Best Estimate Only

Location: Zoom Virtual Attendance-This meeting will be broadcasted on our website     at:  http://fwp.mt.gov/

Date:  April 1, 2021

Time:  9:00 A.M.

 

Agenda Items:

9:00 a.m. – Call to Order

  • Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

  • Approval of Minutes of Past Commission Meetings 

  • Approval of Commission Expenses

  • Elect Vice Chairman for FW Commission

  • Commission Reports

  • Director’s Office Report

 

9:30 a.m.- Enforcement

  • Administrative Rule to Ban Motorized Use on the Boulder River, Final – Sgt. Phil Kilbreath, 15 min Coversheet 

    • Boulder River Public Comments Comments

  • Administrative Rule to Limit Tepee Lake to Manually Operated Watercraft, Final- Sgt. Phil Kilbreath, 15 min Coversheet

  • Teepee Lake Public Comments Comments

  • Administrative Rule Prohibiting the Use of Remote-Controlled Devices for Fishing, Final- Sgt. Phil Kilbreath, 15 min Coversheet

    • Remote Controlled Devices for Fishing Public Comments Comments

 

10:30 a.m.- Wildlife

  • Mount Haggin WMA Grazing Lessee Replacement, Final- Ken McDonald, 10 min Coversheet

  • Dome Mtn WMA Haying Lease Renewal, Final- Ken McDonald, 10 min Coversheet

    • Dome Mountain Hay Lease Maps  Maps

    • Dome Mountain WMA Hay Lease Decision Notice Document

    • Dome Mountain WMA Hay Lease EA Document

    • Dome Mountain WMA Hay Lease Public Comments Comments

  • Beckman WMA Hay Lease, Final- Ken McDonald, 10 min Coversheet

    • Beckman WMA HAy Lease Maps Maps

  • Cree Crossing Hay lease Final - Ken McDonald, 10 min Coversheet

    • Cree Crossing Hay Lease Maps Maps

    • Cree Crossing Hay Lease Decision Notice Document

    • Cree Crossing Hay Lease EA Document

  • Avista Recreational Access Agreements, Proposed- Ken McDonald, 10 min Coversheet

    • Avista Biennial Rule Renewal 2021-2023 Document

  • Stimson Recreational Access Agreements, Proposed- Ken McDonald, 10 min Coversheet

    • Stimson Lumber Company Biennial Rule Renewal 2021-2023 Document

  • The Nature Conservancy Recreational Access Agreements, Proposed- Ken McDonald, 10 min Coversheet

    • TNC Biennial Rule Renewal 2021-2023 Document

  • Repeal of Administrative Rule 12.9.102 Black Bear Policy to Comply with Statute, Proposed- Brian Wakeling, 10 min Coversheet

    • 12.9.102 Black Bear Polic12.9.102Y  Document

 

12:00 p.m.- Lunch

 

1:00 p.m.- Wildlife Continued…

  • Administrative Rule Identifying States with Chronic Wasting Disease and Defining Lawful Urine Scents, Proposed - Brian Wakeling, 10 minutes Coversheet

    •  Draft ARM CWD Urine and baiting- 3-18-21 Document

  • 2021 Migratory Bird Regulations-Seasons-Closures, Final- Brian Wakeling, 10 min Coversheet

    • Season Structure Recommendations Document

    • Final 2020 Resident Waterfowl Survey Document

    • Results 2020 Resident Waterfowl Survey Document

    • 2020 Migratory Bird Webless 2020 Regulations Document

  • 2021 Lion Quotas, Proposed- Brian Wakeling, 10 min Coversheet

    • Hunting District 204/260/261/262 Lion Supporting Information Document

    • R2 Mountain Lion 213/214/215_Changes Document

    • LMU 418/420/448 Mountain Lion Quota Adjustment Document

    • 2020 Mountain Lion HUnting Regulations with Correction Document

  • DRAFT 2021-2022 Flathead Indian Reservation Bird Hunting Regulations Document

  • CWD Annual Workplan, Proposed- Brian Wakeling, 10 min Coversheet

  • Elk Management Guiding Principles, Proposed/Endorsement- Lindsay Parsons, 45 min Coversheet

 

3:00 p.m.- Fisheries

  • Madison River Rec Committee Update, Endorsement- Eileen Ryce, 10 min Coversheet

  • Amend ARM 12.11.6705 Extending Implementation Date of Madison River Commercial Use Cap Coversheet

  • Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan Regulation Changes, Final- Eric Roberts, 30 min Coversheet

    • April 2021 Reservoir Proposal and Comments  Summary Document

    • April 2021 River Proposal and Comments Documents Documents

    • 2021 Email Comments Documents

    • Web Comments - Canyon Ferry and Hauser Regulations Document

    • Web Comments - Toston to Canyon Ferry Document

  • Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan CAC Re-appointment, Final- Eileen Ryce, 5 min Coversheet

  • Lake Elmo Fishing Bag Limit Waiver, Final- Eileen Ryce, 5 min Coversheet

  • Glendive Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Paddlefish Grant Committee, R7, Final- Eileen Ryce, 5 min Coversheet

    • 2021 Grant Advisory Nominee Letter and Grant Summary Document

  • FAS Rules, Final- Eileen Ryce, 5 min Coversheet

    • 2021 FAS Rule Annual Rules Final  Document

  • Closures of the Ennis and Valley Garden Fishing Access Sites, R3, Final- Dustin Ramoie, 5 minutes Coversheet 

    • Ennis and Valley Garden Closure Rules Document

  • White Bear FAS Closure, R4, Final- Dustin Ramoie, 5 min Coversheet

  • Cottonwood Islands FAS (previously Yellowstone Islands FAS), R5, Final- Dustin Ramoie, 5 min Coversheet

    • Cottonwood Island Decision Notice Document

    • Cottonwood Island Comments  Comments

  • Teton River Water Right Lease Amendments, R4- Bill Schenk, 5 min Coversheet

 

4:00 p.m.- Public Comment – For Issues Not on This Agenda 

 

5:00 p.m.- Commission Calendar Confirmation for the Year 2021 and Adjournment