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Environmental Quality Council October Update

Posted Date: 
October 2, 2012
Joe Kolman & Hope Stockwell, Committee Staff

EQC Approves Bill for State Parks and Recreation Board

After a year’s worth of study, the Environmental Quality Council gave final approval on Sept.12 to a bill draft that would change the way state parks and certain recreational programs are administered in Montana.

LC 364 (formerly known as LC 9000) would create a state parks and recreation board separate from the current Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Commission. The board would oversee and govern the state parks system and boating, off-highway vehicle, and snowmobile regulation and grant programs.

LC 364 grew out of the EQC’s work on the House Joint Resolution 32 study of state parks, outdoor recreation, and heritage resource programs. Public support expressed to the EQC for creating a separate state parks board was two fold.

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