This important notice is being forwarded to each of you as sent to us by Senator Hinkle.  Senator Hinkle points out that this could have serious consequences to private property.
Please read this information thoroughly and access the web links provided.  Also please note there is a crucial meeting in Helena on Tuesday, September 14th, at 11:30 AM.

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EQC meeting in Helena on September 14th at 11:30am. Chairman Chas Vincent will be discussing new private property land takings by FWP for proposed stream setbacks under a near web-based program called “Crucial Areas Planning System” (CAPS).
CAPS is not a science based program but only a mapping application with many GIS layers.
Here is a list of the layers in the CAPS.

  • 500 fish and wildlife species
  • Vegetation communities
  • Terrestrial habitat information
  • Fisheries habitat information
  • Habitat connectivity
  • Stream connectivity
  • Native Species Richness
  • Species of concern including 11 species of birds
  • Conservation Acquisition Targets
  • Bio-diversity
  • Game quality
  • Wetlands
  • Riparian areas
  • Watershed integrity
  • Human caused influences
  • Energy development
  • Energy corridors
  • Transportation corridors
  • Density populations out to 2020
  • Legal Boundaries
  • Hunter activity and expenditures
  • Human caused influences (including 13 variables)
  • Development
  • Infrastructure

More layers are planned to be added to this application!

The Madison County Planning Board listened to a presentation by FWP staffer Doris Fisher at their August 30th meeting. Several comments by Ms. Fisher should concern every property owner in Montana. It seems the FWP will now engage in land use planning. Here are a few of Ms. Fisher’s comments at this meeting.

  • Buffers and setbacks for water bodies (130 to 300 feet)
  • Buffers and setbacks along with density requirements for native grasslands and shrubs.
  • “the smaller the setback range, the greater the human encroachment.”
  • it would be ideal for people to consult with FWP before they made a land purchase.
  • create “living with Wildlife” covenants for projects.
  • “The goal is to decrease habitat fragmentation and increase habitat connectivity and habitat corridors across state lines.”
  • “entire counties in Montana have been identified as Areas of Concern.”

There is absolutely no science behind the CAPS project by FWP and none of this information has been peer reviewed.  It is all about land control and removing humans from the environment.

It is very clear that FWP is fully engaged in the Wildlands Project and the Yellowstone to Yukon Initiative.  It will take the full involvement of Montana citizens to turn this around.

PLEASE ACCESS THIS WEB LINK below to learn more about the CAPS PROJECT:

Please mark your calendar for
EQC Meeting

September 14th
11:30  am

Helena State Capitol

Room 172

Get additional insight as to what the environmentalists, FWP and EQC are up to — Also, if you look at Senator Jon Testers ‘Land Grab’ Bill – a.k.a.  ‘Forest Jobs and Recreation Act of 2009’ — you will notice the similarities between the above and his bill.   Bill # S.1470
CHECK OUT S-1470 HERE  ( )



  • Linda Prescott

    This sounds eerily like the U.N. plan ‘hatched’ at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Go online to Freedom Advocates and read their article “Understanding Sustainable Development- Agenda 21”. This includes a description of the ‘Wildlands Project’ and ‘Smart Growth’ all with the goal of moving people off the land and into cities. It is an article well worth reading.

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