Tue Aug 12 11:00:00 MDT 2014
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed improvements at the Island Lake Fishing Access Site. Island Lake is located in Lincoln County (T29N, R26W, NW¼ S31). Improvements would include: an improved gravel access road, a designated parking area to accommodate six to eight vehicles with trailers, gravel boat ramp, four designated campsites, a concrete vault latrine, fencing, fire rings, and informational and directional signs. Camping would be allowed at the FAS in the designated sites only. A nightly camping fee of $7 would be charged as per the FAS Biennial Fee Rule that was adopted by the FWP Commission in 2013. The draft was out for a 30-day public review through May 11, 2014, with 13 written comments received. The comments and FWP responses are included in the attached decision notice. Based on the analysis in the EA and comments received, FWP proposes to develop Island Lake FAS as set forth in the decision notice.