People with disabilities have a need for recreation just as all citizens do. Their need is frequently greater, due to health issues that prohibit or decrease other life choices and create a greater than normal amount of leisure time. In addition, an aging population with leisure time and a desire to recreate sometimes have decreased stamina, endurance, and agility. Fish, Wildlife & Parks has gone to great effort to provide accessibility to many of its programs and sites. Although total accessibility is often impossible in outdoor settings, the department’s intention is to make a variety of sites as usable as possible to the greatest number of people.
Montana is known for its vast natural resources and scenic beauty. Recreational opportunities seem endless for able-bodied persons. Barriers to accessibility are sometimes sought-after challenges that enhance the outdoor experience. But these barriers can deprive disabled individuals of the chance to enjoy the same recreational privileges that make the quality of life in Montana so appealing.
Transition Plan ( 16 MB) (Warning: Due to the file size, you may experience problems downloading this file if you do not have a high speed connection.)
Fish, Wildlife & Parks has gone to great effort to provide accessibility to many of its programs and sites. Although total accessibility is often impossible in outdoor settings, it is FWP’s intention to make a variety of sites as usable as possible to the greatest number of people.
Montana’s natural resources and scenic beauty provide an array of recreational opportunities for its able-bodied citizens and for visitors from around the world. For some, however, barriers to accessibility exist. Since 1989, Fish, Wildlife & Parks has worked to remove barriers to create an accessible outdoor experience for all. FWP can boast that Crossing the Barriers has created accessibility at every FWP regional headquarters, fish hatchery visitor centers, fishing access sites and state parks. Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ goal is continual improvement and full access to FWP sites and programs.
Implementation Plan 2006–2011 ( 1 MB)