36.11.441 SENSITIVE SPECIES - COMMON LOON
(1) The department shall manage for
common loons in the following manner:
all lakes where common loon nesting pairs exist:
construction of new permanent roads, structures, or permanent developments
within a 500-foot radius of the nest site; and
mechanized activity within a 500-foot radius of the nest site between April 15
and July 15.
lakes which have been recently occupied but for which no currently nesting pair
lakeshores for nesting loons prior to developing plans for lakeshore
development, road construction, or timber harvest that will occur within 500
feet of the lakeshore;
to finalizing plans for any new roads, developments, timber sales, or intensive
motorized activity that will occur on or near any lake potentially suitable for
use by loons, design appropriate mitigation measures specific to the situation;
(iii) if nesting is not
documented, identify sites for proposed projects that would least likely be
occupied by nesting loons in the future.
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.