215 Acres Left to FWP in Will – FWP Public Comment Requested
By Toby Trigger

Posted: February 13, 2016

FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed Addition to Threemile WMA

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to accept the donation of approximately 215 acres of land adjoining Threemile Wildlife Management Area (WMA) northeast of Stevensville.

This proposed “Antrim Addition” to the WMA was offered as a bequest in the will of Priscilla Antrim, the late owner of the property. FWP Wildlife Manager, Mike Thompson, says that benefits of this generous donation include protecting additional elk winter range and enhancing public access to the WMA and nearby National Forest lands.

FWP will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposal and take public comment on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Teller Wildlife Refuge’s Slack Barn (1180 Chaffin Lane) near Corvallis.

A draft environmental assessment on the proposal and opportunity for comment can be found online at fwp.mt.gov under “Submit Public Comments,” or directed to shrose@mt.gov or by mail to Region 2 FWP, 3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula 59804; phone 406-542-5500. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on March 8, 2016.

The Fish & Wildlife Commission will make a final decision on the acquisition at its April 14 meeting in Helena, and the Montana Board of Land Commissioners must also consider the proposal for approval.