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(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on 25 grant applications for Snowmobile Trail Grooming funds for the 2018-2019 winter season. Public comment will be accepted through Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 5pm. The Montana Snowmobile Program, as administered by Montana State Parks, was established in the early 1970’s and is an essential component of both motorized and non-motorized winter recreational activities in the state. Montana’s groomed trails provide important access and recreational opportunities for users such as snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, snowboarders, dog-sledders, fat-tire bikes, and snowshoers. Funding is provided annually to 25 local snowmobile clubs who conduct the grooming of over 4,000 miles of designated snowmobile trails throughout the state. The Montana Snowmobile Program is funded through a percentage of the state gas tax paid by snowmobile users, snowmobile registration fees, non-resident snowmobile temporary use permits, and resident groomed trail passes. The program is separate from Montana State Parks funding sources and revenues. About $407,000 is available for the upcoming season.
Seth McArthur Snowmobile Program Manager Montana State Parks (406) 444-3753 firstname.lastname@example.org