Fish Creek Aquisition

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Montana Chapter

Sharon Rose

Region 2 FWP

3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula, MT

Montana Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, comprised of nearly 400 Montana hunters and anglers, strongly supports the FWP acquisition of 148 acres from Five Valleys Land Trust in the Fish Creek drainage.   Our boots-on-the-ground organization is firmly committed to fostering a public land legacy  protecting public lands and waters, as well as access to them.

This acquisition of nearly ½ mile of Fish Creek assures anglers and water enthusiasts access to these waters, as well as assurance their habitat value will be protected and enhanced.  Likewise, the hill slopes provide important wildlife winter range, as well as habitat for those species dependent on Ponderosa Pine habitats.  This land, if sold to private landowners, could result in disturbance that impacts more than the 148 acres of Fish Creek habitats.


s/greg munther

Greg Munther, Co-chairman

Montana Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

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