Mon Nov 23 00:00:00 MST 2009
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Foy’s Lake Site Development and Land Trade Project located in Flathead County. A private inholding would be traded for FWP property of equal value. Improvements to the site would include development of a parking area, ingress and egress points, and trail system, and installation of site identification, regulatory signage, and a vault latrine. The public review and comment period began August 31, 2009, and was extended through November 10, 2009. In response to requests, a public meeting was held November 4, 2009, at the Lone Pine Visitor Center. Based on the analysis in the EA and comments received, Alternative C was found to be the preferred alternative. Therefore, FWP will proceed with the site development and land trade. The land trade will depend on a mutual agreement between FWP and Montana Forest Products, and final approval by the FWP Commission and the State Land Board. The draft EA has been updated with changes as noted in the attached decision notice. The final EA is also attached.