12.7.1201    PURPOSE

(1) The purpose of these rules is to adopt procedures to implement the functions of the commission and the department in the future fisheries improvement program established in 87-1-272 , MCA. The purpose of the program is to restore essential habitats for the growth and propagation of wild fish populations in lakes, rivers, and streams through voluntary means. Funds may be used for long-term enhancement of streams and stream banks, instream flows, water leasing, lease or purchase of stored water or other voluntary programs to enhance wild fish and their habitats.

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