(Dillon, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed Electrical Service Installation at the Yankee Flats Group Use Shelter at Bannack State Park near Dillon, MT. Public comments are accepted through Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 5pm. (Recent Public Notices - Fri Apr 14 14:25:24 MDT 2017) Click to submit comments online
(Missoula, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today, the acquisition of an approximately 10-acre property donated by International Paper Company adjacent to Milltown State Park. The acquisition, which was approved by the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board in April 2016, required work over the past year to work out the details of the land transaction with IP.
In Fall of 2015, Montana State Parks (MSP) proposed to accept the donation (fee-title acquisition) of the parcel of property from International Paper Company (IP), located immediately adjacent to Milltown State Park near the confluence of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers. Acquisition of the parcel would secure permanent public access to the park via the existing access road and enable MSP to move forward in the development and opening of the park to the public.
In conjunction with the previously given Board approval, MSP has released a decision notice for a draft environmental assessment (EA) to accept the donation, acquire the property and conduct necessary improvements to the access road. The EA was made available for public review and comment in November 2015 and received 23 comments, all in favor of the proposal.
The Decision Notice is available online on the Montana State Parks website at http://stateparks.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/recent.html or by calling 406-542-5533 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Decision Notice pertains to the EA conducted as part of the Montana Environmental Policy Act. This action is subject to appeal, and must be submitted to the Parks Division Administrator (at 1420 E. 6th Avenue in Helena, MT 59620) in writing and postmarked within 30 days of this decision notice by May 21. The appeal must specifically describe the basis for appeal, explain how the appellant has previously commented to the Department or participated in the decision-making process and explain how FWP might address the concerns of the appeal.
(Recent Public Notices - Mon Apr 10 15:12:34 MDT 2017)
(Logan, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has announced a decision notice for a proposed Interpretive Pavilion Trail at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park near Logan, MT.
The proposal will develop and construct a sustainable, moderately accessible, .25-mile walking trial from the parking area to the existing interpretive plaza. The project will also rehabilitate an abandoned access road alignment to decrease maintenance and significantly reduce erosion at the site. Since the environmental assessment was opened for public comment the scope of the project has been reduced due to funding limitations; rest stops with benches and interpretive panels will not be installed along the trail.
A draft Environmental Assessment regarding the proposed project was presented to the public for review through a 32-day comment period which ran from January 23, 2017 through February 23, 2017. Six comments were received by email during the comment period; five were supportive of the project and one was opposed.
(Recent Public Notices - Fri Mar 31 14:46:23 MDT 2017)