Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Smith River State Park & River Corridor Biennial Rule that applies to Smith River float trips. The Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission is considering a change that would place on hold a maximum of 9 launches per week May through July, for launches not already reserved by an outfitter, and allow authorized Smith River outfitters to reschedule their launches no less than 29 days in advance of an available date. Then, within the 28 day period, unscheduled launch dates would become available to the public via the Smith River Reservation System. The proposed rule change is intended to provide outfitters flexibility to accommodate client needs and changing river conditions. The rule change would not result in an increase in the number of allocated outfitted launches.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Attn: Smith River State Park & River Corridor Biennial Rule 4600 Giant Springs Road Great Falls, MT 59405 Email: SmithRuleComments@mt.gov (406) 454-5857
The public comment period for this public notice ended on Friday, December 16, 2011.