Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be hosting a series of public meetings around the state this month as a first step toward developing a long-term bison conservation and management
plan for the state. In west-central Montana, interested persons may attend the
meeting in Missoula, which will be held on May 14 from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday
Inn, Downtown at the Park (200 S. Pattee).

The bison management plan will be developed through a programmatic
environmental impact statement (EIS) – expected to take three years to complete
– which will address issues associated with bison and options for their
long-term management as a Montana wildlife species. The
EIS will examine an array of issues and possible alternatives—including no
action—and each alternative’s potential beneficial and adverse environmental,
social, and economic impact. Comments from FWP's Vivaca Crowser are below.