By angelamontana

Posted: January 15, 2013

(above picture courtesy of www.fwp.mt.gov)

MILES CITY, Mont.-  Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing a project to stabilize a portion of the Pumpkin Creek bank that significantly eroded during flooding and high water events in the spring of 2011.  High water and flooding caused the creek bank to erode and wash out the access road within Twelve Mile Fishing Access Site.

The proposed stabilization project uses a soft armoring technique called “soil lifting”.  The purpose of this method is to use natural material and vegetation to stabilize the bank.  This method is highly recommended due to high costs of traditional rip rap and for the benefits it provides to fish and wildlife habitat.

For more information or to comment on the EA checklist please go to fwp.mt.gov   then Recent Public Notices. Comments should be sent to FWP, Attn: Caleb Bollman, P.O. Box 1630, Miles City, MT. 59301 or send electronic comments to CBollman@mt.gov. Comments are due on or before Thursday, January 31, 2013.

Report by Cathy Stewart – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks – Region 7

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