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Clark Fork River Closure of Grant-Kohrs Ranch Area-Proposed Biennial Rule

Rules

Mon Aug 13 15:15:15 MDT 2018

Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on a proposed biennial rule that would allow FWP to close a section of the upper Clark Fork River in Powell County (Region 2 FWP), to address public safety concerns on the river around Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site (Grant-Kohrs Ranch). This closure would be associated with cleanup efforts by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), during which DEQ would remove contaminated material on the banks and floodplain of the river around Grant-Kohrs Ranch. The proposed closure would be for an approximate 2.6-mile stretch of the upper Clark Fork River as it travels north (downstream) through Grant-Kohrs Ranch (northwest of Deer Lodge). The closure, as posted, would be to all public occupation and recreation--including, but not limited to, floating, swimming, wading, and boating--through Grant Kohrs Ranch from October 2018 to October 2020. FWP may reopen this river section earlier if DEQ indicates conditions are safe and FWP determines the closure is no longer necessary.

Contact Information

Sharon Rose | FWP Region 2 | 3201 Spurgin Rd. | Missoula, MT 59804 | 406-542-5540 | shrose@mt.gov

Public Comment

The public comment period for this public notice ended on Tue Sep 11 17:00:00 MDT 2018.