In January 2007, the TRCP began working with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks and more than 40 sporting clubs in 30 communities throughout the state to gather information about Montana’s most important hunting and fishing areas. The FWP provided maps and GIS technical assistance along with full support of the project. The Cinnabar Foundation and American Prairie Foundation helped fund the TRCP’s efforts in Montana.
Now that the information-gathering phase of the Montana project is complete, TRCP Field Representative Bill Geer has been making follow-up presentations to participants and other engaged parties. Interest in the project is high, and the FWP is identifying uses for the project in statewide planning.
TRCP staff members involved in the SVMP are working to ensure sportsmen are represented in management decisions that could affect where and how they pursue their passions. For more information on the Montana SVMP, contact Joel Webster.
Photo Courtesy Dusan Smetana.
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