Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 MDT 2007
The enclosed Decision Notice has been prepared by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) for the proposed acquisition and improvements at Scotty Brown Bridge FAS. Eleven public comments were received during the 30-day comment period ending April 23, 2007. After review of comments, FWP proposes to proceed with Alternative C to exchange approximately 7 acres of land it owns in Powell Co for approximately one acre of private land adjacent to the Blackfoot River for inclusion in the Fishing Access Site program. The proposed exchange would place land ownership and management under FWP and calls for a parking area redesign that would accommodate four vehicles and trailers. Two additional parking spaces could be added at a later date, and a hand launch boating access would also be available at the site. As part of the agreement, the old county road right-of way associated with the previous Scotty Brown Bridge would be formally abandoned. This decision requires FWP Commission approval at the May meeting.