12.9.509    GOALS

(1) The goals for Habitat Montana are:

(a) conservation of Montana's wildlife populations and natural communities via management strategies that keep them intact and viable for present and future generations; maintain wildlife population levels that sustain or enhance current recreational opportunities; and maintain diverse geographic distribution of native wildlife populations and their habitats;

(b) conservation of Montana's land and water resources in adequate quantity and quality to sustain ecological systems;

(c) implementation of habitat management systems that are compatible with and minimize conflicts between wildlife values and traditional agricultural, economic and cultural values. Habitat Montana will enhance Montana's quality of life and be compatible with the conservation of soil, water and existing biological communities.

History: Sec. 87-1-241 MCA; IMP, Sec. 87-1-241, 87-1-242 MCA; NEW, 1994 MAR p. 3095, Eff. 12/9/94.