FWP temporarily closes Montana WILD, visitor centers
By angelamontana

Posted: March 17, 2020

In keeping with social distancing guidelines for COVID-19 to protect public health and safety, Montana WILD will be closed to the public beginning today, March 16, until further notice. In addition, fish hatcheries and visitor centers will be closed for two weeks beginning today. This includes those at Montana State Parks.

However, FWP’s outdoor recreation areas, including fishing access sites and state parks, will remain open.

Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks takes seriously the health and safety of the public and our employees. Within the next two weeks we will re-assess the closures and determine if they need to be extended.

“Closing large public meeting areas, like Montana WILD and our visitor centers, mirrors the statewide school district closures and is the best thing to do at the time to join in the effort of helping to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said FWP Director Martha Williams.

Gov. Steve Bullock closed K-12 schools on March 15 for two weeks. COVID-19 cases have been identified in a handful of communities around the state.

For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force website at COVID19.mt.gov or the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services website at www.dphhs.mt.gov.