Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed Addition Acquisition for the purpose of accepting the donation of 5.39 acres of land northeast of Kalispell, Montana, near the Whitefish River and adjacent to the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site (FAS). The proposed addition would access nearly 1,800 feet of river and would allow FWP to provide public access for fishing, wildlife viewing, and picnicking adjacent to the very popular Pine Grove Pond FAS. This addition would also allow access to and from the Whitefish River for canoeing, rafting, and kayaking. The draft EA was out for a 21-day public review through October 15, 2013. Ten comments were received, all in favor of accepting the donation. Therefore it is recommended to accept the donation pending approval by the FWP Commission and the Montana Land Board.
Jim Vashro, Fisheries Manager, Region One, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, (406 751-4550, firstname.lastname@example.org