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Thu Dec 12 13:08:00 MST 2013

Montana State Parks News

(Helena, MT) - Montana State Parks ( announced today that the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Thursday, December 19 in Helena at FWP Headquarters (1420 E. Sixth Avenue) from 8:30am until Noon.

The Board will issue final decisions on the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), the Commercial Use Fee Rule, Off-Highway Vehicle Grants, and the North Shore/Giant Springs State Park Easement Adjustment. The Board will hear proposals for a Big Arm State Park lease extension, the new Fish Creek State Park Draft Management Plan, and Budget and Legislative Priorities for the next biennium.

To view the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board Agenda, visit:

The public is invited to attend the Board meeting in Helena. Public Comments will start at 9am. The meeting can also be viewed live statewide at all FWP Regional Offices through video conferencing, so the public can attend at locations around the state to listen and participate in the public comment, remotely.

Locations for attending the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board meeting through video conferencing:

FWP Region 1 Headquarters
490 North Meridian Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 752-5501
Contact: Dave Landstrom, Regional Manager, Montana State Parks

FWP Region 2 Headquarters
3201 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: (406) 542-5500
Contact: Dori Schiele, Office Manager, FWP Region 2

FWP Region 3 Headquarters
1400 South 19th
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: (406) 994-4042
Phone: (406) 994-4043
Contact: Jerry Walker, Regional Manager, Montana State Parks

Great Falls:
FWP Region 4 Headquarters
4600 Giant Springs Road
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: (406) 454-5840
Contact: Laura Doughty, Assistant Office Manager, FWP Region 4

FWP Region 5 Headquarters
2300 Lake Elmo Drive
Billings, MT 59105
Phone: (406) 247-2940
Contact: Doug Habermann, Regional Manager, Montana State Parks

FWP Region 6 Headquarters
54078 US Hwy 2 W
Glasgow, MT 59230
Phone (406) 228-3700
Contact: Kathy Smith, Office Manager, FWP Region 6

Miles City:
FWP Region 7 Headquarters
352 I-94 Business Loop
Miles City, MT 59301
Phone: (406) 234-0900
Contact: Erin O’Connor, Office Manager, FWP Region 7

In addition, the Board will hold a work session on Wednesday, December 18 from 1pm – 5pm at FWP Headquarters in Helena (1420 E. Sixth Avenue), where no official action will be taken. For more information about the work session, visit:

For more information about the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board visit:

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