BNSF has formally submitted a Habitat Conservation Plan to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which outlines mitigation measures designed to reduce train-caused grizzly mortalities in northwest Montana. The Habitat Conservation Plan was developed over years of consultation with bear experts from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, the Blackfeet Nation and Glacier National Park. The plan commits more than $2 million to grizzly bear conservation projects and programs over the life of the plan.
Fish & Wildlife reviewed the plan for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and determined the project does not have significant effect on the human environment, resulting in a categorical exclusion from further NEPA requirements. Learn more here.

The plan and accompanying documents are available in the Federal Register.