Management of popular Upper Missouri now drawing high interest

Management of popular Upper Missouri now drawing high interest

News Type: State Source: Great Falls Tribune
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Current fisheries management on the Upper Missouri River including Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter reservoirs, one of the most-fished stretches of river in Montana, drew some criticism at a meeting in Great Falls Monday, but a fisheries biologist defended it.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks conducted the first of three scheduled meetings to gather input on preferences in fisheries management as it looks to update the Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan, which sunsets in 2019.

“It’s great to see such a great turnout,” Eileen Ryce, FWP’s Fisheries Division Administration, told the 30 people who attended the Great Falls meeting.