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Region 6 Citizens Advisory Council Meets June 11


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 6 Citizens Advisory Council will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 11 at the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will include a review of recent legislative changes and FWP budget and staffing issues, an overview of Region 6 big game surveys and hunting season outlooks, presentations on Fort Peck Reservoir management issues and a walleye stocking study on Fresno Reservoir, tribal bison management updates, and a member roundtable discussion. Time for public comments is reserved at the beginning of the meeting.

FWP ensures that all of its meetings are fully accessible to those with a disability. Individuals with special needs may request arrangements by contacting 406-228-3700.

Each of FWP’s seven administrative regions has a volunteer CAC to help guide policies and programs. The Region 6 group, which currently has 13 members, meets three times a year.


DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

PLACE: Fort Peck Fish Hatchery

10:00 – 10:15 Introductions; Acknowledgement of Outgoing Members; Review of Agenda; Call for Public Comments

– Steve Dalbey, Acting Region 6 Supervisor

10:15 – 10:30 Legislative Update; FWP Budget Status; Review of Region 6 Staff Vacancies – Steve Dalbey/Helena Staff

10:30 – 10:45 Big Game Survey Findings, Pending Quota Changes, Hunting Season Outlooks & Update on Missouri River Breaks Elk Study

-- Mark Sullivan, Region 6 Wildlife Program Manager

10:45 – 11:00 Updates on Fort Peck & Fort Belknap Reservation Bison Management Issues & Fort Peck Tribal Technical Committee

-- Mike Herman, Region 6 Enforcement Captain

11:00 – 11:30 Fresno Reservoir Walleye Stocking Study

-- Cody Nagel, Havre-Area Fisheries Biologist

11:30 – 12:00 Fort Peck Reservoir Water Levels, River Flows & Overview of New Spillway Repairs

-- Darin McMurry, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Provided for CAC Members and Staff

1:00 – 1:15 Program Updates – Discussion of FWP Manager Reports

1:15 – 2:45 CAC Roundtable

2:45 – 3:00 Set Next Meeting; Allocate Per Diem; Adjourn


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