Wednesday, July 31, 2013
State Parks News - Region 5
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is announcing today that two state parks located in South-Central Montana are now under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, effective immediately; they are Cooney State Park and Greycliff Prairie Dog State Park.
Montana State Parks is implementing the restrictions in coordination with federal agencies, counties and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC).
Cooney State Park is under a Stage 1 Fire Restriction with an Exemption: campfires are only permitted in designated steel fire grates. Propane and LPG camp stoves are allowed. Smoking is not allowed except in enclosed vehicles or developed sites clear of all flammable materials.
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town is under a Stage 1 Fire Restriction: all campfires and open flames are prohibited. Smoking is not allowed.
An update on stateparks.mt.gov will be issued when the restriction is lifted.
Fire Restriction definitions can be found here: http://fwp.mt.gov/news/drought/definitions.html
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