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OLLI at MSU hosting presentation on new Montana fisheries management plan

From MSU News Service

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Montana State University will host a presentation on the "Statewide Fisheries Management Plan for Montana" for a Friday Forum on Sept. 15. The virtual event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has released its updated draft Statewide Fisheries Management Plan, which provides management direction for all waters under the agency's jurisdiction. Public comment on the document will be accepted through Sept. 25.

Mike Duncan, the fisheries manager for Montana FWP Region 3, will discuss the scientific research incorporated into the plan, the development process that included state officials and employees, and the role of public input in the process. Duncan will take questions from attendees following his presentation.

Duncan holds a doctorate in fish and wildlife biology from MSU and has extensive training as a fisheries biologist. He is the author of numerous publications in professional journals and has worked recently in the Madison and Gallatin drainages, home to some of the country's most popular trout fisheries. He has extensive experience collaborating with state and federal agencies, private landowners and consulting firms and has successfully led efforts to restore fish and wildlife habitats for game and nongame species across Montana.

Participants must register before 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15. For more information and to register, visit or call 406-994-6550. Upon registration confirmation, participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and instructions to join the program.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at MSU offers Friday Forums monthly from September through May. OLLI at MSU is a program of Academic Technology and Outreach, which works across the university to support and advance its land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement

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