There are three final-action items on the commission's agenda: a land donation for a fishing access site near Logan; an instream-flow acquisition on Long Creek near Lima to benefit Arctic grayling, and approval of a list of waters where bait seining is allowed.
Items proposed for public comment include an off-season closure of the White Bear Fishing Access site near Great Falls to curtail recent vandalism; commercial-use fee rules; and fishing access site rules.
Additionally, a boundary change and license-quota reduction from one to zero is proposed for bighorn sheep in hunting district 315, in the Tendoy Mountains near Lima. The proposed changes are in response a population that is struggling with poor lamb survival. The proposed changes also anticipate a possible future population augmentation.
FWP will also ask the commission for an endorsement to possibly move 10-20 bighorn sheep from the Tendoy Mountains to an out-of-state disease-research facility if such a facility is found.
The commission will also be informed about FWP starting the process to write a new mountain lion conservation plan.
For the full agenda and additional information, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "For Commission Information." Audio of every Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting is streamed live via the FWP website.
FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to individuals with special needs. To request arrangements call FWP at 406-444-3186.