Managing Growth to Protect Fish and Wildlife in Montana

Project #: 1873  –   Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Summary

This project is developing a tool kit/curriculum of growth management tools that can be used by rural county governments in Montana to manage growth in a manner that protects fish and wildlife resources. Several educational workshops will be facilitated to help county officials understand and successfully implement these tools.

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Location (by county):
Park County (MT)

Watersheds:
Upper Yellowstone

Congressional Districts:
MT District 00

Bird Conservation Regions:
Northern Rockies

USFWS Regions:
Mountain Prairie Region

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Western Montana Yes

Full Project Description

This project is developing a tool kit/curriculum of growth management tools that can be used by rural county governments in Montana to manage growth in a manner that protects fish and wildlife resources. Several educational workshops will be facilitated to help county officials understand and successfully implement these tools.

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Funding

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Public Benefit
Conservation Mission

Primary goals:

Develop growth management training curriculum
Progress:

Completed

Facilitate growth management training workshops
Progress:

First workshop scheduled for June 2009

Provide assistance to counties implementing conservation oriented growth management tools
Progress:

On-going

Consistent with plans:

Local Land Use Plan
State Wildlife Action Plan

Targeted habitats:

    • Aquatic
      • Rivers and Streams
    • Forests and Woodlands
      • Conifer Forests
    • Shrublands and Grasslands
    • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats

Targeted species were not provided for this project.

Actions

Project Actions
Open space and conservation zoning Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   Yes

Please describe your monitoring activity.

Monitoring implementation of growth management tools at county or watershde level

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Organization

Sonoran Institute
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Dennis Glick  (Director, Northern Rockies Program)
Sonoran Institute
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Partners

  • Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks

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