Conservation Plans and Agreements

Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Lands
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Montana Ecological Services Field Office , Kalispell Ecological Services Sub-Office
TE 60208A-0
NEPA Process
environmental impact statement
Involved Agency
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    Date Application Received
    No info
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    Date Permit Issued
    Date Application Withdrawn
    Date Permit Expired
    Date Permit Denied
    Date Permit Suspended
    Date Permit Revoked
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Montana State Forest Lands
    Listed Species
  • Bear, grizzly - (Ursus arctos horribilis) lower 48 States, except where listed as an experimental population or delisted T
  • Lynx, Canada - (Lynx canadensis) Contiguous U.S. DPS T
  • Trout, bull - (Salvelinus confluentus) U.S.A., conterminous, lower 48 states T
  • Non-Listed Species
  • Trout, Columbia River redband - (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdnerii) RT
  • Trout, westslope cutthroat - (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) RT
  • Habitat
    Upland montane forest and riparian plan communities of the mixed conifer Rocky Mountain Region
  • Montana
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 560000 acres (Montana)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    No info
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    No info
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    No info
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    state agency
    Land Use
    forest management activities
    50 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    No info
    Report Received Date(s)
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    No info
    Additional Notes
    The HCP development process involves four technical committees and one oversight planning committee. At present, progress on the Montana DNRC HCP has been gradually moving forward. Draft conservation strategies have largely been completed for the 5 covered species (grizzly bear, lynx, bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, and redband trout) and near completion are the draft EIS alternatives. The consultant has begun conducting technical analyses and preparing HCP/EIS documentation. A new FWS project manager is expected to be hired in the near future. Anticipated permit issuance is summer 2008.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    NEPA - ROD
    Set of Findings
    Biological Opinion
    NEPA - EIS
    NEPA - EIS
    The HCP
    Final Documents
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    Federal Register Documents
    Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Regarding Proposed Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit to the Montana Department of Natural Resrouces and Conservation on Foreted State Trust Lands in the State of Montana (04/28/2003)
    Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation; Draft Environmental Impact Statement Availability and Public Meetings (06/26/2009)

    Report generated on: February 08, 2016
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