Racetrack Pond Site Environmental Assessment Public Notice

August 4, 2017

RACETRACK POND DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT DOCUMENT

Out for public comment is a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) outlining the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) proposed Fishing Access Site and Habitat Improvements at the Racetrack Pond Site, in Powell County, Montana. This property will be developed as a state fishing access site (FAS) to provide additional public access to Racetrack Pond and the Clark Fork River.  The proposed FAS developments include access roads, walking trails, boat launch, parking area including U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible parking, an ADA latrine and an ADA fishing access platform.  Habitat improvements include regarding of the pond area for the purpose of increasing the quality of shoreline vegetation, wetlands, waterfowl habitat, and aquatic habitat.

PUBLIC MEETING

A public meeting to discuss the Racetrack Pond FAS and habitat improvement project and the Draft EA, including the Proposed Action and alternatives, will be held at the Racetrack Valley Fire Hall/Racetrack Valley Community Center on August 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  To reach the Race Track Valley Fire Hall/Race Track Valley Community Center from Interstate 90, take exit 195, Racetrack Rd, west to the Frontage Road intersection, turn right (north), proceed less than one mile. The Racetrack Valley Fire Hall/Racetrack Valley Community Center will be on the right, just north of the Gemback Bar.

Update: PowerPoint presentation from the public meeting held August 17th: Racetrack Pond Fishing Access Site and Habitat Improvement

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any questions about this project should be directed to Tom Mostad (406-444-0227). All comments must be received by September 4, 2017.

Please address written comments to:

NRDP
Racetrack Pond FAS and Habitat Improvement Project
1720 9th Avenue
PO Box 201425
Helena, MT  59620
Email: [email protected]