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Madison River

About FWP > Councils & Committees Madison River Workgroup

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.


Application Process

Deadline: April 23, 2021
Email by midnight April 23, or have postmarked no later than April 23.

FWP staff will review applications and make recommendations to the Fish and Wildlife Commission, which will a final decision on work group membership at its June meeting.