OLLI at MSU Friday Forum: Statewide Fisheries Management Plan for Montana

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Montana State University will host a presentation on the “Statewide Fisheries Management Plan for Montana” during its monthly Friday Forum on Friday, September 15, 2023, on Zoom. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks will soon release its Statewide Fisheries Management Plan for public comment. The Plan provides management direction for all state waters under the jurisdiction of MT FWP.

Mike Duncan, the fisheries manager for Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Region 3, will discuss the extensive scientific research that went into the plan, the development process, which included many state officials and employees, and the role of the public in the public comment process. A public question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Mike Duncan earned a Ph.D. in Fish and Wildlife Biology from Montana State University and is the author of numerous publications in various professional journals. He has extensive training as a fisheries biologist. His recent work in the Madison and Gallatin drainages, home to some of the country's most popular and contentious trout fisheries, showcases his ability to handle complex challenges effectively. He has extensive experience collaborating with state and federal agencies, private landowners and consulting firms. Duncan has led efforts to successfully restore fish and wildlife habitats for numerous game and nongame species, including threatened and endangered species, in diverse landscapes across Montana.

Participants must register before 11 a.m. Friday, September 15. For more information or to register, visit montana.edu/olli/offerings/ or call 406-994-6550. If you are not an OLLI member or do not wish to use the OLLI registration system, click here to register directly through Zoom. Upon registration confirmation, participants will receive an email from Zoom with the link and instructions on joining 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. ATO works across the university to support and advance its land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement.

Calendar   Community Events
Location Online via Zoom
Date Friday, September 15, 2023 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration   2h
Repeats? No