36.11.430 THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES - GRAY WOLF
(1) The department shall include the following management considerations for gray
(a) In areas with known wolf activity, evaluate the
potential for active den sites prior to start up of mechanized activity of
duration greater than five days.
(i) Temporarily suspend all mechanized activities and administrative uses, over
which the department has control, in areas that are within a one-mile radius of
any known, active wolf den until such time as wolves are known to have vacated
the site or it has been determined that resumption of activities will not
present conflicts with wolf use.
suspend operations if a suspected rendezvous site is observed within 0.5 mile
of ongoing mechanized activities. Activities may resume if the department
determines that resumption of activities will not present conflicts with wolf
projects using the coarse filter approach pursuant to ARM 36.11.404 to promote
maintenance and development of ecological features occurring naturally and
historically that are important elements of the life-history requirements of:
(ii) mule deer; and/or
History: 77-1-202, 77-1-209, 77-5-201, 77-5-204, MCA; IMP, 77-5-116, 77-5-204, 77-5-206, 77-5-207, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/14/03.