Comment Sought on Land Lease for Tiber Reservoir AIS Inspection Station

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (NMB) – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to lease a half acre of private ranch land along State Highway 2, about half a mile south of the town of Lothair on Willow Creek Road to establish a seasonal aquatic invasive species inspection station.

A press release says that FWP has operated a boat inspection and decontamination site at Willow Creek boat ramp at Tiber Reservoir. However, the new proposed site will be closer to Highway 2, which would increase visibility and watercraft inspection compliance. The lease with the private landowner has been negotiated for $1,800 annually for a one-year term, renewable in one- to five-year terms.

A draft Environmental Assessment of the proposal is available for review on the FWP website.

Written comments will be accepted until 5 PM on February 19th.

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