HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on several items. The following projects open for public comment are located in Central and North Central Montana. For more information, including how to submit comments, click on the link provided.

Big Spring Creek Conservation Easement

FWP will prepare a draft EA proposing an approximately 2,322-acre perpetual conservation easement in Fergus County near Lewistown. The proposed Big Spring Creek Conservation Easement would provide protection, enhancement and improved public access to a unique and important area of fish and wildlife habitat in central Montana. FWP invites the public to identify any issues and concerns related to this proposal via the public scoping process initiated by this notice. Comments received during this scoping period will help FWP determine public interest, identify potential issues that would require further analysis and may provide insight for refining the proposal or for developing and analyzing additional alternatives. Comments due May 30.

Craig Fishing Access Site (FAS) Overflow Parking EA

FWP proposes the construction of a new overflow parking lot in Craig. The proposed project is intended to alleviate parking issues at the existing Craig FAS and on the streets of Craig where the number of vehicles often exceeds the parking capacity during the spring, summer, and early fall. Comments due June 3.

 Havre Field Office Purchase - Checklist EA

FWP proposes to purchase the property located at 21 River Road, Havre MT 59501. For the past 27 years, FWP has leased the current Havre Field Office location at 2165 U.S. Hwy 2, Havre,. At the current field office location, office space, retail space, storage space and shop space are limited, and FWP has outgrown the capacity of the existing facility. Comments due June 1.

FWP is also taking comments on these proposed projects elsewhere in the state:

 Elk Island Wildlife Management Area Land Trade Draft EA

Page Gulch Wild Fish Transfer EA

Fish Creek WMA - Wustner Bee Lease Checklist EA

Upper Thompson Connectivity Project Conservation Easement

Proposed Forest Habitat Improvement and Fuels Reduction Project on Ray Kuhns Wildlife Management Area

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