FWP News: ELK MANAGEMENT ADVISORY GROUP TO MEET JULY 26
By angelamontana

Posted: July 22, 2022

HELENA – The Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group will meet via Zoom on July 26 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be streamed on the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website.

Anyone interested in offering comment during the public comment portion of the meeting must register on the FWP website by noon on July 25.

This will be the 10th and final meeting for the group.

The group is composed of 12 citizens, selected by FWP, who represent a broad range of viewpoints and experience. The group is tasked with developing a set of recommendations to address elk management issues and improve relationships among stakeholders.

The group’s recommendations will be presented to FWP Director Hank Worsech by July 31.

Those recommendations will be analyzed for their fiscal impacts and then released for public comment. The fiscal analysis will give the public more information when providing comment.

Once the fiscal analysis and public comment are reviewed, Director Worsech will determine how to proceed with each recommendation.

“I’m anxious to see the recommendations and grateful for all the work the advisory group and sounding board have done,” Worsech said. “Handing off the recommendations to me is really the beginning of the public process on them. We’re eager to get the fiscal analysis completed and release it all for public comment to hear what people think.”

For more information about the Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group and to watch the July 26 meeting, go to https://fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/elk-management-citizen-advisory-group.

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