Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Proposed Strategies to Benefit Native Species by
Reducing the abundance of Lake Trout, Flathead Lake, Montana.
The proposed project would use a combination of fisheries population-management tools including angling and netting, to benefit native trout by reducing the population of non-native lake trout in Flathead Lake. In this context, reducing the population means that we would remove enough individuals to exceed lake trout recruitment (the increase in the population that occurs through natural reproduction) in order to achieve a target lake trout population size. Following the successful completion of the NEPA process, the likely start date for the project would be late 2013. Project activities could then occur year-round indefinitely into the future if the program achieves its objectives based on annual assessments and adaptive changes.
For more information and to download a copy of the EIS, see the Macdays website. Be warned, though. The draft document is over 28 MB long.
If your comments are brief, you can submit them here.
If your comments are more lengthy, you may submit them in writing to:
Fisheries Program Manager
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Natural Resources Department
P.O. Box 278,
Pablo, Montana 59855