By angelamontana

Posted: October 30, 2023

FWP solicits public comment on a draft plan and environmental impact statement to guide the long-term management and conservation of wolves across Montana

The draft 2023 Montana Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Plan (2023 Wolf Plan) incorporates updates in wolf-related research, more than 20 years of management experience, evolution in conflict management, new laws, social perspectives, and public input. The draft plan also references the transition to using the number of individual wolves as the population metric, rather than breeding pairs.

A key foundation of FWP’s wolf management and the 2003 plan that is fundamental to the new plan is the clear relationships between monitoring and management, timely harvest tracking effective conflict management, and flexibility to integrate new science-based monitoring and management strategies

Draft Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

Public Meetings

Regional in-person and virtual public meetings will be held to answer questions about the draft 2023 wolf plan.

  • Region 1 – Kalispell, Dec. 7 from 6-8 p.m.
    FWP Office, 490 N Meridian Rd
  • Region 2 – Missoula, Dec. 13 from 6-8 p.m.
    FWPl Office, 3201 Spurgin Rd
  • Region 3 – Bozeman, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m.
    FWP Office, 1400 S. 19th Ave
  • Regions 4 and 6 – Great Falls, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m.
    FWP Office, 4600 Giant Springs Rd
  • Regions 5 and 7 – Billings, Dec. 6 from 6-8 p.m.
    FWP Office, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive
  • Virtual Meeting – Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
    • Zoom login
    • Webinar ID: 889 2772 9036
    • Passcode: 183143


Public Comment Opportunity

Deadline: Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Please fill out the form below or email comments to: fwpwolfplaneis@mt.gov

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