(1) Projects funded under the program such as fences, bridges, fish screens, or other channel restoration measures will become the property of the landowner. Fish habitat improvement projects such as spawning channel development, fish barrier removal, fish screens, and riparian enhancements must be maintained for the useful life of the project by the applicant.

(2) Projects with demonstrated benefits to public fisheries and conservation of rivers may be eligible for maintenance funding under this program. Maintenance costs of up to 10 percent of total project costs can be approved by the department.

History: 87-1-201, 87-1-301, MCA; IMP, 87-1-272, 87-1-273, MCA; NEW, 1996 MAR p. 153, Eff. 1/12/96.