Friday, November 29, 2002
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks River Recreation Advisory Council will meet in Helena, Dec. 9-10, to continue its work to develop recommendations to manage recreation on the state's rivers.
At the meeting the council, now at the half-way point in its eight-month charge to develop recommendations, will continue to address the framework, principles and policies that could be used to address the impacts river recreation has on fish and wildlife, public facilities, private landowners and the overall outdoor experiences Montana's rivers offer. The meetings are set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, will be held at the Montana Higher Education Complex, 2500 Broadway, in Helena. The sessions are open to the public.
The council was appointed by the FWP Commission and consists of a diverse group of 22 citizens representing resident and nonresident anglers and boaters, commercial outfitters, tourism, landowners, the Montana Legislature, and the FWP Commission.
Information about the council and its work is available on line at www.fwp.state.mt.us. Click on the River Recreation Advisory Council link in the "Hot Topics" box.
Public review and comment on the council’s recommendations is expected to take place early next year. The council is expected to submit its final recommendations to the FWP Commission in April 2003. For more information contact Charlie Sperry at 406-444-3888 (firstname.lastname@example.org).