Red Lodge elk-plan meeting moved to June 20 at Columbus
By angelamontana

Posted: June 15, 2022

Flooding causes concern about ability to meet in Red Lodge

BILLINGS – Because of severe flooding in Red Lodge, an elk-plan public meeting scheduled for next week will move to Columbus.

The Red Lodge meeting was scheduled for June 21, but Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks managers are concerned that severe flooding in town will jeopardize their ability to meet. So the meeting will be combined with one scheduled for Columbus on June 20.

The meeting will run from 5-9 p.m. at Columbus High School.

In addition, a public comment period will be open from June 20 to Oct. 15. Beginning June 20, comments can be submitted online or emailed to

Input gathered during the local meetings will be used with information obtained at the statewide scale to develop a draft Elk Management Plan.

Once the draft Elk Management Plan has been developed and released, there will be additional public comment opportunities offered.