Group to meet and ponder fish and wildlife programs
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: October 7, 2015

A group representing an array of interests will meet in Bozeman on Oct. 20 to continue its exploration of expanding ways to fund Montana fish and wildlife programs.

This is the fourth gathering of the “Finding Common Ground to Sustain Fish and Wildlife” group that first met last year. The group aims to identify ways that could lead to broader financial support for fish and wildlife programs by improving relationships and trust among those who enjoy Montana’s fish and wildlife resources.

The facilitated meeting is set for 9 a.m., Oct. 20, at the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, 215 S. Wallace, in Bozeman. Opportunities for public comment are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Invited participants represent Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and groups and individuals who expressed interest in the issue. Agenda topics include funding programs in other states, FWP’s budget, and how fish and wildlife activities contribute to Montana’s tourism economy.

For more information, or to offer comments online, visit FWP’s website at, then click Finding Common Ground.