Sometimes, things just don’t go together. Like cats and sweaters. Or a native trout stream and an over-developed park.
Fish Creek provides the best spawning habitat for native westslope cutthroat trout and the threatened bull trout between Rock Creek and the St. Regis River. It’s also home to diverse wildlife and is slated to be a new Wildlife Management Area.
But Montana State Parks is proposing a high-impact campground development — including extensive trails and facilities — smack dab in the middle of this sensitive area. The proposal just doesn’t make sense. Plus, it ignores public input about the future park, which called for low-impact activities like hiking, hunting, and fishing — uses that allow full enjoyment of this outstanding natural area without loving it to death.
Will you ask Montana State Parks to back away from the intensive uses proposed at Fish Creek State Park? Submit your comments on the Draft Management Plan by Feb. 7. Click here to check out CFC’s official comments and find additional talking points.