(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for improvements to facilities and fish habitat at the Family Fishing Pond at Thompson Falls State Park located near Thompson Falls, MT. The decision is to move forward with improvements to the fish pond. By notification of this Decision Notice the Environmental Assessment (EA) is hereby made the Final EA.
The improvements will be made through collaboration between Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and Avista Corp to enlarge the size of the existing family fishing pond at Thompson Falls State Park. The project would increase the surface area of the pond to 1.1 acres, and improve the facilities available in the park. Work would include: removing a causeway that currently divides the pond, deepening of the pond to a maximum depth of 20 feet, improving vehicle parking, installing signage, and construction of a trail from the parking area to and around the pond. Re-vegetation of the site would take place as needed once construction is completed. Other improvements include two universally accessible fishing platforms, a picnic shelter, and vault latrine.
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.
(Recent Public Notices - 06/17/2015)