At its meeting on February 5 in Helena, the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission revised the administrative rules regarding floating on the Smith River southwest of Great Falls.
Changes to the annual rule were considered because use of the river by floaters has reached levels where a review of management was required by the current management plan. Proposed revisions were tentatively adopted by the Commission in December.
Included in the revised rules adopted by the Commission for the 1998 floating season are:
* Smith River landowners will be allowed to float with non-immediate family members with the following restrictions:
Those interested in floating the Smith in 1998 can pick up applications at any FWP office. Floating applications will be due at the Great Falls FWP office no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17.