FWP seeks comments on projects
| May 24, 2023 2:00 AM
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on several items. Below is a list of public comment opportunities currently open. For more information, including how to submit comments, click on the link provided or visit fwp.mt.gov/public-notices.
Proposed Forest Habitat Improvement and Fuels Reduction Project on Ray Kuhns Wildlife Management Area
FWP intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) and conduct scoping on the proposed action to implement a forest habitat improvement and fuels reduction project on the Ray Kuhns Wildlife Management Area (WMA). FWP invites interested agencies, organizations, and members of the public to submit suggestions to assist in identifying potential issues associated with the proposed action and in determining the appropriate scope of the EA. More specifically, public input received during the scoping period will help FWP determine public interest, identify potential issues that would require further analysis, and may provide further insight for refining the proposal or developing and analyzing additional alternatives. FWP will consider all applicable input received or postmarked by the deadline, in defining the scope of the EA. Comments due May 30.
The link for more information is here: https://fwp.mt.gov/public-notices/news/2023/may/public-scoping-notice-forest-habitat-improvement-fuels-reduction-ray-kuhns-wma
Upper Thompson Connectivity Project Conservation Easement
FWP is initiating public scoping on a potential purchase of a conservation easement in Flathead and Sanders counties. FWP is working with The Trust for Public Land and Green Diamond Resource Company on a proposed project to place 47,907 acres of highly productive timberland in the Thompson River drainage under conservation easement. Comments received from this preliminary evaluation 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 one or more alternatives. Upon completion of the preliminary evaluation, FWP will determine next steps, which may include conducting an environmental analysis with additional opportunity for public input or taking no further action on the proposed project. Comments due June 3.
The link for more information is here: https://fwp.mt.gov/public-notices/news/2023/may/public-scoping-notice-proposed-upper-thompson-connectivity-project-conservation-easement