To protect six populations of pure or nearly pure westslope cutthroat trout in the Dry Fork of Belt Creek, Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing to remove nonnative fish with rotenone in the Little Belt Mountains' stream.
A separate component of this project involves construction of a fish barrier about 1.8 miles upstream of the confluence of Dry Fork and Belt Creek near Monarch.
FWP is seeking comments on its draft environmental assessment. A copy is available on the FWP website at: http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/recent.html.
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Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 1. Send comments to: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, c/o Dry Fork Belt Creek EA Comments, 4600 Giant Springs Road, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, a public open house on the project has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Monarch-Neihart Senior Citizens Center.