Managing Growth to Protect Fish and Wildlife in Montana

Project Description

This project is developing a tool kit/curriculum of growth management tools that can be used by rural county governments in Montana to manage growth in a manner that protects fish and wildlife resources. Several educational workshops will be facilitated to help county officials understand and successfully implement these tools.

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Park County, MT

Project Sites

  • Western Montana

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Public Benefit
  • Conservation Mission

Primary Goals:

  • Develop growth management training curriculum
    Progress: Completed
  • Facilitate growth management training workshops
    Progress: First workshop scheduled for June 2009
  • Provide assistance to counties implementing conservation oriented growth management tools
    Progress: On-going

Consistent With Plans:

  • Local Land Use Plan
  • State Wildlife Action Plan

Targeted Habitats:

  • Aquatic
    • Rivers and Streams
  • Forests and Woodlands
    • Conifer Forests
  • Shrublands and Grasslands
  • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Open space and conservation zoning In Progress 2009 2011


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? Yes

Monitoring Activities
Monitoring implementation of growth management tools at county or watershde level

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Wildlife Conservation Society

Managing Organization

Sonoran Institute
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

Dennis Glick (Director, Northern Rockies Program)
Sonoran Institute

General Information

Project #: 1873
Last Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Relations


Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks


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