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Decision Notice Issued for Flag and Crossroads Interpretive Plaza

(Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks ( has issued a decision notice for a draft environmental assessment for the Flag and Crossroads Interpretive Plaza at Travelers’ Rest State Park in Lolo, MT. The decision notice recommends moving forward with creation a new interpretive area reusing an existing trail and creating a new trail to facilitate access to the parking area.

The project will also include the installation of new interpretive signage, the relocation of some existing signage, the installation of four new flag poles in the proposed interpretive area and a new underground irrigation system to areas surrounding the plaza. The new plaza will provide a place for guided tours and school field trips to commence and serve as an ideal location for photo opportunities. This area will also better illustrate the historic crossroads of this site, providing a deeper interpretive experience for visitors.

It was determined that the proposed action would have no significant effects on the human or physical environment. Therefore, an environmental impact statement will not be prepared. By notification of this Decision Notice, the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) is hereby made the Final EA.

The public comment process for the proposed project was open from May 4, 2017 through June 5, 2017. Six comments were received; all showing support of the proposal. Comments are summarized in the Decision Notice.  

To view the Decision Notice and draft Environmental Assessment (EA) now viewed as a final EA, visit:

Or go to and click on ‘public notices/submit comments’.

This decision notice action is subject to appeal, which must be submitted to Parks Division Administrator in writing and postmarked within 30 days (by July 24, 2017) of this decision notice.  The appeal must specifically describe the basis for the appeal, explain how the appellant has previously commented to the Department or participated in the decision-making process, and how FWP might address the concerns of the appeal.

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