Trapping Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Great Falls
By angelamontana

Posted: January 30, 2019

The Montana Trapping Advisory Committee will hold its fourth and final meeting Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1, in Great Falls at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters, 4800 Giant Spring Road. The meeting runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 31, and from 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon on Feb. 1.

FWP assembled this citizens’ committee to provide recommendations that ensure population viability of trapped species, the humane treatment of animals and the minimization of social conflict. The committee represents the spectrum of opinions on trapping.

During the meeting, members will complete and come to agreement on outcomes per the individual “Important Questions” and on recommendations related to the 2018 trapping regulations and 1999 Trapping Committee report; draft a recommendations document and agree on how recommendations will be presented to FWP; confirm remaining work for the committee; and, if necessary, lay out a calendar for that work.

The committee’s charge is to present recommendations to FWP by March 30. FWP staff are not members of the committee but will provide information and technical assistance.

The meeting is open to the public. The committee will hear public comment at noon on both days.

(via MT FWP)