Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset
News & Releases
Mountain-Prairie Region

News Release

Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge Hosts Open House for Public to Comment on Construction and Conservation

For Immediate Release

May 5, 2015


 Credit: Paul Charland USFWS
Credit: Paul Charland/USFWS

MARION, Mont. — On May 13, 2015 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will hold a public open house to obtain comments on the draft Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge Pleasant Valley Road Relocation and Stream and Wetland Restoration Project Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) de minimus Determination. The project area is located approximately 20 miles northwest of the town of Marion in Flathead County, Montana.

The open house will be held between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. at Guest House Inn and Suites (formerly Outlaw Inn) in Kalispell, Montana. The public will have an opportunity to offer their comments, which will be collected and presented to the planning team for consideration in the final Environmental Assessment.

Restoration work would include removing on-stream fish barriers, reconstructing stream channels, improving fish passage conditions at roadway crossings, and restoring and enhancing riparian and floodplain functions associated with Pleasant Valley Creek. To facilitate restoration actions, a portion of Pleasant Valley Road would be relocated. 

The project is being carried out in conjunction with the Federal Highways Administration, Flathead County, and Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Design plans for the project have been developed and will be available for inspection at the open house. Agency representatives will be available at the open house to discuss the project and answer questions. 

Copies of the EA can be obtained in three ways:
Electronically: www.fws.gov/losttrail
In person: 58355 Bison Range Rd., Moiese, Montana 59824
By Mail: Request hard copies by mail by calling (406) 644-2211 or emailing bisonrange@fws.gov.

Persons unable to attend the open house may still provide written comments on the draft EA by letter, fax, or email. All comments must be emailed or postmarked by May 22, 2015 to be considered. Methods for submission include:

Email: bisonrange@fws.gov
Mail:  Dean Vaughan, Biologist, National Bison Range Complex, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 58355 Bison Range Rd., Moiese, Montana 59824
Fax: 406-644-2661 Attn: Dean Vaughan, Biologist

For directions the open house, the public can call the refuge headquarters at (406) 858-2442.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit
http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/. Connect with our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/USFWSMountainPrairie,  follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/USFWSMtnPrairie, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/

 

 

 

– FWS –

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

Mountain-Prairie Region

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-236-7905

303-236-3815 FAX

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/



Contacts

Dean Vaughan
National Bison Range Complex
406-644-2211, ext. 208
Dean_Vaughan@fws.gov


Kevin Shinn
Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge
406-858-2442
kevin_shinn@fws.gov



To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your
contact information below.

govdelivery Logo

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: May 06, 2015
All Images Credit to and Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Unless Specified Otherwise.
flickr youtube