Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. State Parks

Improvement Or Development Of State Park Or Fishing Access Site -- Required Public Involvement -- Rules

23-1-110. Improvement or development of state park or fishing access site -- required public involvement -- rules. (1) Any proposed improvement or development of a state park or fishing access site that significantly changes park or fishing access site features or use patterns is subject to notice of proposed modifications, both statewide and locally, and to opportunity for a public meeting and public comment on the advisability and acceptability of the proposal. Rules to govern the notice, meeting, and comment process must be adopted:

(a) for state parks by the board; and

(b) for fishing access sites by the commission.

(2) The department shall prepare a public report regarding any project that is subject to the provisions of subsection (1). The report must include conclusions relating to the following aspects of the proposal:

(a) the desires of the public as expressed to the department;

(b) the capacity of the park or fishing access site for development;

(c) environmental impacts associated with the improvement or development;

(d) the long-range maintenance of the improvements;

(e) the protection of natural, cultural, and historical park or fishing access site features;

(f) potential impacts on tourism; and

(g) site-specific modifications as they relate to the park or fishing access site system as a whole.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 367, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 28, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 235, L. 2013.