• exchanging current information and techniques;
  • informing members of activities that threaten fishery resources;
  • supporting local, state and federal legislation that is in the interest of fishery resources; and
  • encouraging members to participate in AFS at all levels.

Throughout its history the MCAFS has served as an organization where work for the understanding, conservation and wise use of fish resources outside their employment affiliations. The Chapter has been an advocate for:

  • the unbiased collection of fish resource information;
  • the conservation and restoration of native fishes;
  • the importance of high quality aquatic habitats; and
  • wise management of land, water and fish resources in the state of Montana.

Policy decisions which the Chapter has actively worked on include:
The Stream Preservation Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Subdivision laws, Strip Mining and Reclamation Act, Yellowstone River Flow Reservation, Water Use Act, Northwest Power Planning Act, Montana Wilderness Bill, 1872 Mining Law, Water Quality legislation, and Private Fish Pond regulations.

Over the last eight years, Montana AFS has submitted approximately 64 correspondences and position letters to various agencies and groups.

BACK to Montana AFS Home UPDATED January 23, 2011