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Whitefish River Trail Extension Environmental Assessment

Development, Improvements, and Enhancements

04/26/2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on a draft environmental assessment of a proposed pedestrian path along the Whitefish River. Public comment will be accepted until 5 p.m., May 31, 2019. The City of Whitefish proposes to construct a four-foot-wide gravel pedestrian path along the Whitefish River that would complete the connection between Kay Beller Park and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Trail and complete a critical link in the city’s River Trail system. The project proposes construction of approximately 650 linear feet of four-foot-wide gravel pedestrian path. The path would be located within an existing easement adjacent to the Whitefish River and the Riverbend Condominium property. It would then continue north veering away from the river on the Inspiration Drive Property. The path would then connect on BNSF property to the existing City bicycle and pedestrian path. Approximately 370 linear feet of river bank would be impacted by the proposed trail. Approximately 70 linear feet of the path would encroach into the jurisdictional ordinary high water mark. At the north end of the proposed trail alignment, the path would be located about 62 feet from the river. The project alternatives include: no action; switchbacks with retaining walls; helical piers and a boardwalk along the river; and an eight-foot paved path along the river.

Contact Information

Kenny Breidinger; 490 North Meridian Rd Kalispell, MT 59901; kbreidinger@mt.gov

Public Comment

The public comment period for this public notice ended on Friday, May 31, 2019.