FWP Seeking Comments on Acquiring Property on Big Spring Creek near Lewistown
By angelamontana


Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment regarding purchasing a 20.7-acre property on Big Spring Creek north of Lewistown.

The parcel, which runs for about a mile along Big Spring Creek, is located immediately to the south and east of the Carroll Trail Fishing Access Site (FAS), to the east of the Machler Conservation Easement and NW of the Lewistown Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This purchase would increase access to the adjacent publicly accessible properties and allow for future stream restoration work on Big Spring Creek.

A draft EA on the purchase is now available for public review on FWP’s web page at: http://fwp.state.mt.us/publicnotices

Draft EAs are also available at the FWP Region 4 Headquarters in Great Falls, Lewistown area resource office and the FWP state headquarters in Helena.

Public comments will be accepted until September 15, 2013. Comments may be emailed to clsmith@mt.gov, or sent to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, ATTN: Bank of the Rockies EA, P.O. Box 938, Lewistown, MT 59457.

(Report  by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks; Cover Photo: farmandranch.com)






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