U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comments on Permit Amendment Impacting Grizzly Bears, Canada Lynx, and Bull Trout

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (Montana DNRC) has applied to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for an amendment to their existing Incidental Take Permit (ITP), that would add 14,642 acres of critical wildlife habitat for several protected species to the DNRC’s Forest Management Habitat Conservation Plan. If granted, the ITP effectively would broaden the coverage of the existing take permit for grizzly bears, Canada lynx, and bull trout. The FWS is accepting public comments through January 7, 2022.