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About FWP > Councils & Committees Madison River Work Group



When: Tuesday, February 28 at 5 p.m.

Where: Virtually via Zoom

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In accordance with the Madison River recreation administrative rule, which was adopted last year by the Fish and Wildlife Commission, the 12-person work group will be made up by three commercial outfitters with current Madison River Special User Permits, three non-commercial river users, two people with Madison Valley business interests that are not connected to commercial outfitting, one person trained in natural resource management not employed by FWP, one at large person, a Fish and Wildlife Commissioner, and a representative from the Bureau of Land Management. 

The work group will specifically focus on developing recommendations to the commission regarding: 

  • The allocation of commercial-use trips to outfitters.

  • A process to permit new outfitters on the Madison River.

  • Rule language to address all recreational use on the Madison River, including the walk/wade and rest/rotation sections.

  • Consequences of permit violations.


Public Comment Opportunity

FWP is seeking comments from the public on a set of recommendations for commercial-use and recreation management on the Madison River, one of the most popular fisheries and recreation destinations in the state. The comment period on the recommendations was open through Oct. 14, 2022.


Additional Information/Resources

Meeting: September 8, 2021

Meeting Agenda (PDF)



Meeting: September 22, 2021

Meeting Agenda (PDF)



Meeting: November 10, 2021

Meeting: November 23, 2021

Meeting: January 24, 2022

Meeting: February 24, 2022

Meeting: March 24, 2022

Meeting: April 28, 2022

Meeting: May 15, 2022

Meeting: May 26, 2022

Documents Being Considered By The Workgroup


FWP Commissioner K.C. Walsh - Chair

Mike Bias

Brian McGeehan

John Sampson

Zach Brown

Richard Gockel

Allison Treloar

Mac Minard

Daniel Larson

Christopher Dimichele

Jim Hart

Chris McGrath