The recommendations were developed by a 12-person work group representing a variety of interests that the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission tasked with looking at management solutions for commercial use and recreation on the Madison.
The work group finalized its recommendations in May and presented them to the commission in June. Instead of initiating rulemaking, the commission then directed FWP to seek comments from a broader public on the recommendations for a longer comment period than the rulemaking process requires. FWP will report back to the commission on Dec. 16.
FWP staff will also host several meetings to share information about the recommendations and answer questions. Comments on the recommendations won’t be recorded at the meetings, but attendees will be given information on how to submit comments. Meetings will be in the following locations, each beginning at 6 p.m.:
Sept. 6: Bozeman Comfort Inn, 1370 N. 7th Ave.
Sept. 7: Ennis Elementary School cafeteria, 223 Charles Ave.
Sept. 8: West Yellowstone Convention and Visitors Bureau, 30 Yellowstone Ave.
Sept. 13: Butte - Montana Tech Student Union Building in Butte, 1300 W. Park St., room 204
Sept. 14: Virtual meeting via Zoom - Watch Recordin
Please provide your comments specific to each recommendation.
Deadline: Public comments will be taken until Oct. 14, 2022
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to:
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Attn. Charlie Sperry
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701