Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is accepting applications from people willing to serve on a diverse committee. Committee members will represent various recreation interests on the Madison River or those who are affected by recreation management decisions.

The commission identified the following interests to be represented on the committee:

  • float angling
  • wade angling
  • regulated commercial use of the Madison River
  • Montana licensed fish outfitting
  • Montana licensed fish guiding
  • visitation of Fishing Access Sites not used for floating or fishing
  • ownership of land adjacent to the Madison River
  • non-angling boating
  • employment in recreation or tourism business
  • personal or financial interest in commercial angling
  • non-angling business ownership
  • organized interest group
  • any other interest deemed appropriate that may be identified through the application process

You will be asked to identify which of these interests you can represent on the committee. Please fill out the application form, sign it, and return either electronically to or by mail to Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, 1400 S. 19th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59718.

Public Notice
Notice of Negotiated Rulemaking pertaining to Madison River 22.07 kb

Committee Application
Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Application Packet 2 MB

Application Deadline
Applications must be received no later than October 22, 2018.

Public Comment Opportunity
Concerned persons may submit their views and comments concerning the proposed negotiated rulemaking process. Comment online