The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is holding a public hearing and seeking public comment on proposed recreational use rules on Lake Five in Flathead County.
The proposed rules would exempt Lake Five from the controlled 200 foot no wake zone, prohibit personal watercraft, and require all vessels towing a person water skiing, tubing, or any similar activity to travel in a counter-clockwise direction. The commission is proposing these rules to resolve an appeal of FWP's decision to develop a fishing access site at Lake Five. In the appeal, certain Lake Five landowners expressed concerns over the potential for increased traffic, safety issues, noise, and user conflicts due to the public having access to Lake Five via the fishing access site. The public hearing will be held on April 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 1 offices located at 490 North Meridian Road, Kalispell. The public may provide written comment by April 22 by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org , or in writing to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Legal Unit, 1420 East Sixth Ave., P. O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701. For a copy of the proposed rule, go to the FWP Web site at fwp.mt.gov under Public Notices.