Fort Owen State Park Acquisition–Draft EA
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 12, 2020

Montana State Parks (a division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; FWP) proposes to acquire fee-title acquisition to an approximately 0.9-acre property (parcel) located immediately south of Fort Owen State Park (SP), which is located 1-mile northwest of the Town of Stevensville in Ravalli County.  The parcel, currently owned by MGY Ranch, Inc., would be acquired and added to FWP’s existing 1.0-acre Fort Owen SP, in hopes of later developing a parking area for the SP.  FWP would also discharge (abandon) a small portion of its public roadway easement immediately east of the current park boundary.  The proposed partial discharge would better protect the adjacent landowner’s privacy and better delineate the park boundaries. The remainder of the roadway easement would stay intact and would lead the public to a potential new parking area for the SP.

A draft environmental assessment (EA) for this proposal is available for public review and comment. The EA may be obtained by mail from Region 2 FWP, 3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula 59804; phoning 406-542-5540; or emailing shrose@mt.gov. The EA may also be viewed on FWP’s Internet website http://fwp.mt.gov (“News,” then “Recent Public Notices”) or on Montana State Parks’ Internet website http://stateparks.mt.gov/ (“Public Comment & Notices”).

Comments may be made online on either of the EA’s webpages or submitted by mail or email to the addresses above. Comments must be received by FWP no later than September 4, 2020.