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Commission to act on Quiet Waters rule on May 26

Commission - Region 7

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on the Quiet Waters rule proposal in a meeting rescheduled for May 26 at 8:30 a.m. in Helena.

The Commission will hold a work session on May 25 at 4 p.m. at FWP Headquarters in Helena for an overview of the Quiet Waters rule proposal and will reconvene on May 26 at Montana WILD in Helena to make a final decision.

The meeting will be streamed live via video conferencing at all FWP regional offices. The commission will take public comment on the rule proposal at their meeting on May 26. Comment can be given in person at any regional office or at Montana WILD. Both the work session and meeting will be audio-streamed live online at

The commission initiated rulemaking last spring on a petition submitted by Backcountry Hunters and Anglers titled the Quiet Waters Initiative. Public hearings on the proposed rules were held throughout Montana in January and extensive public comment was received. The proposed rules included language restricting motorized boating on a variety of rivers and streams across the state.

For the full agenda and additional information, visit FWP's website at Click "For Commission Information."