FWP Looking for Input in Planning for the Future; Missoula Listening Session set for July 30
By angelamontana

Posted: July 24, 2015

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for public input on values, needs and priorities as part of its ’15 & Forward initiative to plan for the next 10 years.

FWP is holding public listening sessions in 10 communities around the state through August 12.  The Missoula meeting is set for Thursday, July 30, beginning at 6pm, at the Double Tree Hotel (100 Madison Street).

FWP’s vision update will be a foundation on which it builds programs and services that hold the most value for the public and Montana’s fish, wildlife, recreation, cultural, and state park resources in the years ahead.

“It has been over 20 years since FWP last took a department-wide look at planning for the future and established its current Vision for the 21st Century,” said FWP Director, Jeff Hagener. “It is time to update this document and set program goals and design services that reflect our current context.”

Hagener stressed that public input is critical to the process. “FWP would like to understand if we are meeting your needs, what we can do to serve you better and get your thoughts on where we need to put our focus in the upcoming years.”

The listening session will last from 6-9 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. The public is encouraged to RSVP for the Missoula session by emailing vcrowser@mt.gov, or calling Vivaca Crowser at (406) 542-5518.

You can also can learn more, find the statewide meeting schedule and provide ideas and input online at fwp.mt.gov.

(Photo via Montana FWP)