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Madison River Recreational Management Proposed Rules and EA



On October 20, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., the Fish and Wildlife Commission (commission) will hold a telephonic public hearing via ZOOM meeting platform to consider the proposed administrative rules and environmental assessment regarding the recreation management on the Madison River. Because there currently exists a state of emergency in Montana due to the public health crisis by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, there will be no in-person hearing.

Recorded Stream of October 20 Public Hearing:

On August 13, 2020, the commission approved initiating rulemaking on two petitions for rulemaking to address recreation management on the Madison River. The proposed rule language differs and may conflict with each other to address the same issue. Members of the public can comment on the various management alternatives of the proposed management of the Madison River. Based on the details provided by the public comment, the commission will make a reasoned and informed decision whether to adopt all, portions of, or none of the proposed language. The commission may also opt to change the proposed rule language prior to final adoption based on the public comment it receives.

Public comment will be taken on all management alternatives contained in this rule proposal notice along with the corresponding environmental assessment. The commission will evaluate all comments received and will make a decision which rule language to adopt, if any.

Contact Information

Madison River Comments PO Box 200701 Helena MT 59620-0701

Public Comment

Please give us your feedback on this public notice. Comments must be received by Friday, October 30, 2020 11:59 PM