The Skibstad wildfire is burning near Columbus, Montana. Fire suppression efforts include several helicopters bucketing water from Cooney Reservoir. The closure is necessary so helicopter crews can safely operate and maneuver without potential collisions with recreationists on the river. The closure is also necessary so recreationists, including those with limited maneuverability, are not subject to potential collision with large, heavy water buckets suspended from helicopters.
Roger Semler Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks PO Box 200701 Helena MT 59620-0701 firstname.lastname@example.org
The public comment period for this public notice ended on Friday, September 14, 2012.