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Environmental Quality Council June Update

Posted Date: 
June 4, 2012
Joe Kolman & Hope Stockwell, Committee Staff

EQC Advances State Parks & Advisory Council Bill Drafts

Montana's State Parks would get their own governing body, separate from the current Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Commission, under a bill draft proposal moved forward by the Environmental Quality Council at a May meeting.

EQC members have proposed a few changes to the draft (LC9000) and will review those possible amendments at their July meeting before deciding whether to recommend the proposal to the Legislature in January.

The EQC gave preliminary approval to LC9000 a day after visiting Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park and Virginia City and Nevada City as part of the House Joint Resolution 32 study of state parks, outdoor recreation, and heritage resources.

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