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Title: Supplement Analysis for the Wildlife Management Program EIS (DOE/EIS-0246/SA-38)

BPA proposes to purchase the conservation easements on the Sanders (307 acres) and Seabaugh (449 acres) parcels of the Weaver Slough to ensure that current fisheries and natural resource values remain protected, and that no development or human encroachment would occur on these parcels, in perpetuity. No planned construction or improvements are currently proposed and the project does not involve fee title land acquisition. Protection will sustain quality aquatic habitats, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. Wetlands protected by this easement are priority wetlands in the basin, according to the Flathead Lakers Critical Lands Study. A ''Grant of Agricultural Conservation Easement'' has been prepared for both the Sanders parcel (Nov. 21, 2003) and Seabaugh parcel (December 4, 2003) which provide the parameters, rights and responsibilities, prohibitions, contingencies, and other provisions for the granting these properties for the above purpose and intent. In addition, a Memorandum of Agreement (among the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Flathead Land Trust; and BPA) has also been established to protect and conserve the Sanders and Seabaugh parcels.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
828062
Report Number(s):
DOE/EIS-0246/SA-38
TRN: US200430%%1915
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 Jan 2004
Research Org:
Bonneville Power Administration (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of NEPA Policy and Assistance (EH-42) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; FISHERIES; HABITAT; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; WATER QUALITY; WETLANDS; ENDANGERED SPECIES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; WATERSHEDS; WILD ANIMALS; MONTANA FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA; FISHERIES; WATER QUALITY; ENDANGERED SPECIES; AQUATIC HABITAT; WETLANDS