Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on a closure of a section of the Big Hole River for public safety reasons. The rules address public safety concerns during construction. Upon approval by the Fish & Wildlife Commission and local authorities, the closure rule would be in effect in the following area: The Powerhouse Fishing Access Site and a portion of the Big Hole River 1,000 feet above and below the Powerhouse FAS - near Divide during reconstruction of Silver Bridge by the Montana Department of Transportation this summer and fall. The contractor will be required to maintain float passage through the construction area, with exceptions allowing short-term closures of the river or FAS to protect public safety. Comments are due by April 18, 2014
You can comment in one of three ways. 1. Webpage: Scroll down this page and submit comments via this webpage 2. Emails: BigHoleRiverClosureRuleComments@mt.gov 3. Mail: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Fisheries Division P.O. Box 200701 Helena, MT 59620-0701
The public comment period for this public notice ended on Friday, April 18, 2014.