Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 announces the reopening of the Sun River Wildlife Management Area, west of Augusta, but is urging the public to use caution when visiting.
The WMA was closed because of road damage from recent flooding.
The WMA’s roads in particular were in poor shape, washed out in some spots and were a hazard to public safety. FWP maintenance crews repaired the worst of the damage and have posted road closure signs at three locations within the WMA to direct traffic elsewhere.
Visitors to the Sun River WMA will notice considerable erosion with lots of surface water still evident. It may be months before road standards are back to pre-event conditions. High clearance vehicles are commended.
Further north on the Rocky Mountain Front, the Blackleaf WMA, west of Bynum, remains open but area roads are in poor shape.
For further information regarding the closures, including where the public can submit comments, go to FWP’s website (http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/rules/).
(via MT FWP; feature photo by Brady Bigford/North40.com)