(Dillon, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a Decision Notice has been issued for a proposed storage building at Bannack State Park near Dillon, MT.
The proposal will construct a 24’x40’ wooden storage building outside of the historic townsite, near the park’s maintenance building on the east end of the park. The building will be used to protect park equipment and materials used for preservation projects in the park. The majority of the funding for this project will be provided by the Bannack Association.
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 March 28, 2016 to May 2, 2016. Three comments were received; all were supportive of the project. (Recent Public Notices - 05/13/2016)
(Polson, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is seeking public comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Public Dock Installation at Wild Horse Island State Park near Polson, MT. Public comments will be accepted through Monday, May 30 at 5pm. (Recent Public Notices - 04/26/2016) Click to submit comments online
(Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for proposed flood mitigation project at Bannack State Park near Dillion, MT. The proposed project will build a detention pond in the upper portion of Hangman’s Gulch on the north side of the historic town site of Bannack State Park. This project is in response to a flash flood that occurred in July 2013 and caused human injuries and 1.5 million dollars in damage to Bannack, a National Historic Landmark. The detention pond will has been designed to provide protection from a 100-year storm event.
(Recent Public Notices - 04/26/2016)
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for a campground improvement project at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park near Whitehall, MT.
The decision notice recommends moving forward with the installation of electrical pedestals at 9 campsites within the park’s campground. This project will improve 9 of the 40 existing campsites resulting in a total of 18 sites which offer electrical service.
This project answers customer requests for more campsites with electrical service at the park. It will also lessen campground visitor dependence on generators and improve the quality of the camping experience by reducing the noise and pollution associated with them.
A 34 day public comment period was open from February 2, 2016 through March 7, 2016. A total of 8 comments were received; 7 in support of the project and 1 against.
(Recent Public Notices - 03/14/2016)
(Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for proposed shared group bicycle campsites at four state parks in western Montana. The decision notice recommends to move forward with the improvement and installation of the bicycle campsites at Whitefish Lake State Park near Whitefish, MT; Flathead Lake-Wayfarers State Park near Bigfork, MT; and Placid Lake and Salmon Lake Sate Parks near Seeley, MT.
The proposed improvements include enhancing existing shared group bicycle campsites at Whitefish Lake and Wayfarers State Parks, and construction of new shared group bicycle campsites at Placid Lake and Salmon Lake State Parks. The group bicycle sites will accommodate up to 10 tent spaces and be equipped with a bicycle rack, fire ring, bear resistant food lockers, potable water, bicycle maintenance stand, electrical outlets and covered shelter with picnic tables.
The improved existing bicycle campsites and new sites at additional parks will address the increasing demand to accommodate touring bicyclist and help support bicycle tourism in Montana.
(Recent Public Notices - 02/23/2016)