(1) The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission recognizes the nation's need for an expanded and continuing supply of natural resources and recognizes the economic opportunities associated with the development of these resources. The commission also recognizes the importance of such development being orderly and planned. The commission believes that development in Montana must incorporate fish and wildlife values, both economic and intrinsic, through recognition of the importance of habitat, reclamation, sustainable development with protection for wildlife, maintaining high quality of water resources, and involving the many different publics who have a vital stake in Montana's fish and wildlife resource.

History: 87-1-301, MCA; IMP, 87-1-201, 87-1-301, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72, AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1836, Eff. 7/4/96.