Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups, and others that the winter deadline to apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is Nov. 30.

Any individual or group with a project designed to restore or enhance habitat for wild or native fish may apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program funding. Applicants are encouraged to work with local FWP fisheries biologists. Landowners and other partners usually share project costs extending Future Fisheries Improvement Program dollars.

Recent projects-aimed at helping cutthroat trout, bull trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, arctic grayling and mountain whitefish-included reclamation of placer mined streams; stream channel restoration; stream flow improvements; removal of barriers to fish migration; installation of screens on irrigation diversions; and installation of barriers to conserve native fish.

To learn more, and to download a grant application form, visit FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov. Click “Fishing”, then click “Future Fisheries Restoration”; or call 406-444-2432.

Send applications by Nov. 30 to: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Fisheries Habitat Bureau, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620.

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