The enclosed Decision Notice has been prepared by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) for the proposed Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Hiking Trails Phase II. Twelve public comments and comments from one agency staff were received during the 30-day comment period ending December 29, 2006. It is my decision to proceed with a reduced trail improvement project than was presented in the Environmental Assessment. This will involve the construction of the proposed Campground Loop Trail. Construction of this trail will add an additional 1.5 miles of new trails in the park. The proposed construction of the Sheep Gulch Trail has been dropped from consideration in order to align with management direction provided in the Lewis & Clark Caverns Management Plan.