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FWP Seeks Comments on Proposed Improvements at Lewis & Clark Caverns and Black Sandy State Parks
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Headlines - Region 3
This news release was archived on Thursday, July 30, 2009

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks seeks public comments on two draft environmental assessments for proposed improvements at Lewis and Clark Caverns and Black Sandy State Parks.

 

At Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park 22 miles west of Three Forks, FWP proposes to install nine campsite electrical pedestals within campground Loop E, as well as electrical infrastructure to support the pedestals.

 

At Black Sandy State Park on Hauser Reservoir northeast of Helena, FWP proposes to pave the interior campground road and spurs and install 29 campsite electrical pedestals.

 

Both state parks are enormously popular and open year-round. Lewis and Clark Caverns hosts approximately 62,000 visitors annually and Black Sandy hosts approximately 45,000 visitors annually.

 

The draft environmental assessments are available in Helena at FWP’s Headquarters (1420 E. 6th Ave.), the Montana State Library, and the Environmental Quality Council. They may also be obtained from the FWP office in Bozeman (1400 S. 19th Ave.) or viewed on FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov under Recent Public Notices.

 

Comments on the Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park environmental assessment will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 24, 2009, and should be mailed or emailed to:

 

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Campground Improvement Project

P.O. Box 489

Whitehall, MT 59759

kempcaverns@in-tch.com

 

Comments on the Black Sandy State Park environmental assessment will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 27, 2009, and should be mailed or emailed to:

 

Craig Marr

Black Sandy State Park Improvement Project

PO Box 200701

Helena, MT 59620

cmarr@mt.gov