Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeks public comment on a proposal to lease a half acre of private ranch land along State Highway 2 about half a mile south of the town of Lothair on Willow Creek Road to establish a seasonal aquatic invasive species (AIS) inspection station.
FWP has operated a boat inspection and decontamination site at Willow Creek boat ramp at Tiber Reservoir. However, the new proposed site will be closer to Highway 2, which would increase visibility and watercraft inspection compliance. The lease with the private landowner has been negotiated for $1,800 annually for a one-year term, renewable in one- to five-year terms.
A draft Environmental Assessment of the proposal is available for review on the FWP website: http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/environmentalAssessments/acquisitionsTradesAndLeases/pn_0227.html
Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m., Feb. 19, 2019, and can be emailed to email@example.com or sent to: Willow Creek AIS Inspection Station, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620.
(via MT FWP)