(Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for a forest health improvement and trail development project at Milltown State Park located near Missoula, Montana. The decision notice recommends moving forward with selective removal of trees to improve forest health. Montana State Parks will also proceed with construction of a new trail with interpretive signage.
The proposed project includes the removal of beetle-kill trees and thinning of trees 6 inches and less in diameter to benefit the health of large ponderosa pine, larch, and aspen trees. Approximately 20 acres would be treated inside the developed recreation site. Additionally, the project would construct an interpretive trail on the south side of the restored Clark Fork River floodplain, which would connect to the Overlook area and continue west to Bandmann Flats. Construction would include interpretive signage, an informational kiosk, and installation of a vault latrine at the Overlook.
By notification of this Decision Notice, the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) is hereby made the Final EA.
(Recent Public Notices - 12/12/2014)