Pine Grove Pond Picnic Pavilion Draft Environmental Assessment
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: February 15, 2020

Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is proposing to construct a second pavilion at the west end of the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site (FAS) to provide a sheltered picnic area on that end of the pond. The footprint of the new pavilion would be approximately 22ft by 16ft or 352 sq. ft. The pavilion would be built on a concrete slab connected to an existing path to make it accessible to all users. Picnic tables would be placed under the roof for seating. Construction would be very similar to that of the existing pavilion at the east end of the site.

Due to its location near town and high quality fishery, the pond is popular with anglers of all ages and abilities. FWP recorded 35,935 car counts at the site in 2019. Additionally, the Hooked-on-Fishing program utilizes the site extensively in the Spring and Fall to bring hundreds of middle school kids fishing.

The project would be completed and funded through a partnership between FWP and Flathead Wildlife, INC. and the Flathead Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited. These two partner organizations would solicit donations of money and materials and would provide volunteer labor.

Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., March 15, 2020.

Public comments can be submitted to: Tony Powell, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, 490 North Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901, or by email to tpowell@mt.gov