(Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is seeking public comment on the 2014 Biennial Fee Rule, an assemblage of user fees and associated rules for the Montana State Park system. (Recent Public Notices - 08/27/2014) Click to submit comments online
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on 2015 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant application funding requests. (Recent Public Notices - 08/13/2014) Click to submit comments online
(Kalispell, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for an improvement project at Wayfarers State Park located south of Bigfork, Montana. The decision notice recommends to move forward with development of a ranger station with public restrooms on the south side of the park’s entrance road. Montana State Parks will also proceed with converting the existing, outdated Harry Horn public restrooms to a seasonal park host site and will enlarge the existing park maintenance area in its current location.
This decision was reached based on: 1) visitor safety is best served by directing ranger station traffic away from the busy entrance booth and 2) placing a ranger station in an area that provides the greatest amount of vegetative buffering from neighboring private properties, while simultaneously providing a visible and inviting amenity for visitors entering or leaving the park.
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.
The public process consisted of Parks’ Division staff holding two public meetings in February and June of 2014. Written public comment was accepted from May 5, 2014 -June 9, 2014. Ten written responses were received and are summarized in the decision notice.
This decision notice action is subject to appeal, which must be submitted to Montana State Parks’ Administrator in writing and postmarked within 30 days (by August 11) 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.
(Recent Public Notices - 07/11/2014)
(Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the purchase of permanent easements at Thompson Falls State Park in Sanders County and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in Jefferson County.
Based on the analysis in the draft EA and the applicable laws, regulations, and policies, the Parks’ Division has determined that the proposed action will not have significant effects on the human or physical environment. The decision notice states that Montana State Parks will purchase permanent easements on DNRC state trust lands at Thompson Falls and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Parks. By notification of this decision notice, the draft EA is hereby made the final EA.
The draft EA was released for public review and comment from April 7 through May 7, 2014. No public comments were received.
(Recent Public Notices - 06/04/2014)