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Montana State Parks & Recreation Board


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Montana State Parks & Recreation Board

The Montana State Parks & Recreation Board sets policies and provides direction for the management, protection, conservation and preservation for Montana’s state parks and associated recreational resources.

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Meeting Dates & Agendas

2019 Schedule

  • February 22 – Teleconference
  • May 10 – Helena, MT
  • May 28 – Helena, MT
  • June 20 – Helena, MT
  • September 18 – Great Falls, MT
  • December 11 – Helena, MT

Next Board Meeting

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Helena, MT 
  • 406-444-3750
  • Live audio stream will be available on the day of the meeting.
  • Live audio stream not available for this meeting.

June 19, 2019 - Dinner

  • 6:00 P.M.
  • The Brewhouse, 939 Getchell St, Helena, MT 59601


September 18, 2019 Agenda (pdf)

8:30 A.M.

  • Citizen Advisory Councils
  • Classification and Investment Strategy Policy Update

10:15 A.M. - Break

10:30 A.M. - Call to Order

  • Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approval of Board Minutes
  • Approval of Board Expenses
  • Board Member Reports
  • Administrator Report

11:00 A.M. - Information Items

  • Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) Update
  • Warm Season Highlights

1:00 P.M. - Action Items

12:30 P.M. - Public Comment for issues not on this agenda - Adjournment

12:45 P.M. - Lunch

1:30 P.M. - Depart for tour of Giant Springs State Park

Note: The Board may take action on all matters specifically noted on this agenda.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ensures its meetings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the Parks Division at (406) 444-3750.


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Media Contact
  • Pat Doyle
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About the Board

The Montana State Parks & Recreation Board is a citizen-led board appointed by the governor that consists of five members, one member from each district in the state. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Director, Martha Williams, serves as secretary to the board.

Map of state districts and counties

To find out more about the board, see the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board information sheet (200 KB)

Board Members
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Angie Grove

District 1 (Northwest)

Angie Grove, Helena (Chair)

Angie Grove has 28 years with the Montana Legislative Audit Division, working specifically with the State Parks Division.

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Erica Lighthiser

District 2 (Southwest)

Erica Lighthiser, Livingston

Erica Lighthiser is the Director of Programs for the Park County Environmental Council and the Co-Director of Montana Mountain Mamas.

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Mary Sheehy Moe

District 3 (North Central)

Mary Sheehy Moe, Great Falls (Vice-Chair)

Mary Sheehy Moe had a distinctive career in education, most recently serving as the Deputy Commissioner for Two-Year Education for the Montana University System, and served as a State Legislator.

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Betty Stone

District 4 (North East)

Betty Stone, Glasgow

  • Email
  • 406-228-8173 h
  • 406-263-8213 c

Betty Stone has been the manager at the Cottonwood Inn for 28 years and a co-owner since 2004. She also serves as past chair and director of Two Rivers Economic Growth, development director of Missouri River Country and is on the Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association Board.

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Scott Brown

District 5 (South East)

Scott Brown, Billings

Scott Brown is the owner of The Base Camp in Helena and Billings and is an avid outdoor enthusiast.



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