FWP News: FWP opens second public comment period for streambank stabilization project on the Smith River
By angelamontana

Posted: October 12, 2022

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking additional public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) for a streambank stabilization project at Camp Baker at Smith River State Park.

Public comment on the EA was first taken from June 28 to July 28, and a decision notice was issued Aug. 8. After more internal consideration and review of public input, FWP is updating the EA and taking more public comment through Nov. 12.

FWP is proposing to stabilize a portion of the streambank of the Smith River that has seen substantial erosion downstream of the secondary boat launch located at Camp Baker. This would include the addition of coir logs, boulders, gravel, willows and soil. A well and stock tank would be installed off-site, exclusion fencing would be installed and the secondary boat ramp would be removed to further protect and promote vegetation in the project area.

To view the environmental assessment and to comment, visit fwp.mt.gov/news/public-notices. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. of Nov. 12.

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