(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for a proposed public dock at Wild Horse Island at Flathead Lake State Park. Based on public sentiment that a public dock would be detrimental on Wild Horse Island, Montana State Parks (MSP) will postpone this action until further analysis can be conducted.
Over the next four years, MSP will collect data regarding visitor impacts to the park, human-wildlife conflicts, trespass violations, and safety concerns. The Division will also analyze the recently completed Peer State Analysis Report which explores how neighboring state park systems address similar water-based state park units. Information gathered during this time, along with input from visitors and stakeholders will determine if a subsequent proposal will be offered for public review.
(Recent Public Notices - 09/21/2016)
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is seeking public comment on a proposed extension of the 2014 Biennial Fee Rule through December 2017. The Biennial Fee Rule is an assemblage of user fees and associated rules for the Montana State Park system. The current fee rule was approved by the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board on October 15, 2014. Comments accepted through Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 5pm. (Recent Public Notices - 08/31/2016) Click to submit comments online
(Three Forks, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has issued a decision notice for the proposed Trident-Peregrine Birding Trail at Missouri headwaters State Park near Three Forks, MT.
The proposed project will construct a new pedestrian trail at the northern area of Missouri Headwaters State Park (MHSP) will parallel the Missouri River for 1/8 mile from the trail head near the MHSP boat launch site to a small designated viewing area. The project also includes installation of trailside facilities and interpretive signage.
The Trident-Peregrine Birding Trail is a cooperative project between Montana State Parks, CRH-Trident Cement Plant, Sacajawea Audubon Society and Montana State University. Additionally, $25,000 was awarded for the project by NorthWestern Energy through the Missouri-Madison River Fund program.
A draft Environmental Assessment regarding the proposed project was presented to the public for review via a 31 day comment period that ran from June 14, 2016 through July 15, 2016. Six comments were received via email during the comment period; all were supportive of the project.
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.
(Recent Public Notices - 07/21/2016)