(Bonner, MT) – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has issued a decision notice for the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Bonner Learning Park property donation, from the Bonner Development Group (BDG), to Milltown State Park in Bonner, Montana. The decision recommends moving forward Alternative-B, as outlined in the Draft Environmental Assessment, to accept the 33.56 acre land donation.
The proposed land donation would add 33.56 acres to Milltown State Park. The property, which includes several park amenities, has frequently been used by Bonner School teachers and students as an outdoor classroom and continues to be important to the local community. Inclusion of the property in Milltown State Park would provide for continued public access to the site and expand public access to Milltown State Park as a whole.
It was determined that the proposed action will 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.
A 30-day public comment process for the project was open from November 1st, 2018 through December 3rd, 2018. During this time, 10 public comments were received, with all of them being in support of the proposed action.
(Recent Public Notices - 01/23/2020)
(Libby, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has issued a decision notice for the Forest Management Project at Thompson Chain of Lakes State Park and Logan State Park near Libby, MT. The decision notice recommends Alternative B: Complete the project to improve forest health at Thompson Chain of Lakes.
The planned project will address forest health issues and hazard trees in developed areas within the complex. In addition to improving the forest health, the Forest Management Project would increase public safety, reduce hazardous fuels in case of wildfires, and enhance wildlife habitat.
A 30-Day public comment for the project was open from October 9th, 2019 through November 9th, 2019. Seven total comments were received, which all supported Alternative B to complete the project as indicated in the EA draft. There were no comments in opposition to the proposed action.
To view the final decision notice and environmental assessment (EA) visit stateparks.mt.gov and click on “public notices/submit comments.” Or to request a copy, contact Pat Doyle at 406-444-3818.
(Recent Public Notices - 12/17/2019)