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Sage Grouse Oversight Team meeting


When Dec 18, 2018
from 11:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Where Room 172, State Capitol, Helena MT
Contact Name
Contact Phone (406) 444-0554
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AGENDA

 

Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT)

December 18 14, 2018:  11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Montana State Capitol, Room 172

 

11:00:  Call to Order, John Tubbs, MSGOT Chair and DNRC Director

  • Administrative Matters: 
    • Approve Minutes:  July 24, September 14, October 4

 

11:10 - 11:30:  Reports and Implementation of Executive Order 12-2015

  • Reports from Individual MSGOT Members
  • Program Report
  • Reports from Partner Federal Agencies
  • MSGOT Discussion, if any

 

11:30 – 11:50:  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Sage-grouse Population Monitoring

  • Catherine Wightman, FWP Wildlife Habitat Coordinator

 

11:50 – 12:30:  Conservation Spotlight:  An Introduction to the Rangeland Analysis Platform

  • Dr. Matthew Jones, Remote Sensing Ecologist and Dr. Brady Allred, Rangeland Ecologist, University of Montana

 

12:30 – 1:00:  LUNCH BREAK

 

1:00 – 1:30:  Final Adoption of Proposed Administrative Rules on Stewardship Grants and Mitigation

  • Introduction:  Carolyn Sime, Program Manager
  • Public Comment
  • MSGOT Discussion and Potential Executive Action

 

1:30 – 1:40:  Rosebud Coal Mine AM5 Greater Sage-Grouse Mitigation Plan

  • Introduction:  Carolyn Sime, Program Manager; DEQ
  • Public Comment
  • MSGOT Discussion and Potential Executive Action to Approve the Plan

 

1:40 – 1:50:  American Colloid Company Amendment 5 to Opencut Permit 8 Warren Mine Site Sage-Grouse Mitigation Plan

  • Introduction:  Carolyn Sime, Program Manager
  • Public Comment
  • MSGOT Discussion and Potential Executive Action to Approve the Plan

 

1:50 – 2:00:  NorVal Cooperative Inc., Black Coulee Transmission Line Project Mitigation Plan

  • Introduction:  Carolyn Sime, Program Manager
  • Public Comment
  • MSGOT Discussion and Potential Executive Action to Approve the Plan

 

 

2:00 – 2:10:  Big Flat Electric Cooperative PS-09 Transmission Line Sage-Grouse Mitigation Plan

  • Introduction:  Carolyn Sime, Program Manager
  • Public Comment
  • MSGOT Discussion and Potential Executive Action to Approve the Plan

 

2:10 – 2:20:  TRECO Fallon Transmission Line for Keystone XL Pump Station PS13 Sage-Grouse Mitigation Plan

  • Introduction:  Carolyn Sime, Program Manager
  • Public Comment
  • MSGOT Discussion and Potential Executive Action to Approve the Plan

 

2:20:  Public Comment on Other Matters 

 

NOTE:  Agenda item times are approximate.  Actual times may vary by up to one hour.  Attendees who may need services or special accommodations should contact Carolyn Sime (406-444-0554 or csime2@mt.gov) at least 5 working days before the meeting. 

 

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