Comments are Due by Friday, February 7th at 5pm. However, if you can’t make that date, they will continue to accept comments and suggestions.

 

(Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on the draft management plan for Fish Creek State Park located near Alberton, Montana. The Montana State Parks & Recreation Board approved the draft plan for public comment on Thursday, December 19. The draft plan focuses on public safety, recreation opportunities, visitor services, operations and maintenance, tourism and economic opportunities, resource conservation, and education efforts for the next decade.

Montana State Parks prepares management plans for state parks to guide quality recreational experiences, enhance park resources, and preserve the park’s wildlife and natural assets.

“Fish Creek State Park is a beautiful and unique park that has potential to offer diverse recreational experiences, including a developed campground and a high-quality trail system for hiking, biking, OHV use, horseback riding, and winter use,” said Chet Crowser, Regional Park Manager for Montana State Parks. “We are excited for the public to weigh in and provide feedback on the draft plan and proposed long-term vision for the park.” To view the plan electronically, visit stateparks.mt.gov/fish-creek/. Hard copies are also available upon request by contacting Montana State Parks Division HQ at (406) 444-3750.

The public is invited to comment online at stateparks.mt.gov and click on Public Notices/Submit Comments or direct link is here: http://stateparks.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/board/pn_0004.html

The public can also send written comments by mail to: Fish Creek SP Draft Plan Comments, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701; Public comments may also be submitted in writing at the open house events listed below.

Public comments must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 7, 2014.

Fish Creek State Park comprises 5,603 acres from the lookout atop Williams Peak to the crystal clear blue pools of Fish Creek. The park is full of wildlife, scenic vistas and diverse landscapes to explore. The park was acquired in 2010 and receives nearly 5,500 visits annually. Fish Creek State Park is currently open year-round for hiking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. For more information about Fish Creek State Park visit stateparks.mt.gov/fish-creek/.