The recent discussion on Madison River regulations was finalized at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks commissioners meeting Aug. 15. FWP was not able to provide a collective proposal to address recreational concerns of the increasing fishing pressure on the Upper Madison River.
Phase one of the Madison River Foundation’s Three Dollar Bridge Riparian Restoration Project, consisting of constructing a wooden plank-bridge trail over the wetland area, was completed on June 3. The second phase of installing and removing electric fencing started the next day.
ENNIS – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will close the Varney Bridge Friday, March 29 as work begins to replace the bridge. The bridge crosses the Madison River on Varney Road (S-249) approximately eight miles south of Ennis in Madison County. Construction is expected to be completed in December.
ENNIS – The Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its next meeting March 25 and 26 in Bozeman at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional office. The meetings will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.
ENNIS – The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (NRC) brought their third and fourth meetings to the heart of the matter – the banks of the Madison River – on Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7.
ENNIS – Walk across the Highway 287 bridge over Odell Creek south of town and you will see a rather scary sight, a huge slug of water roaring under the bridge, mere inches away from cresting the concrete edge of the bridge.
ENNIS—Montana has 58 conservation districts, but the Madison Conservation District (MCD) recently joined a list of a dozen or fewer to put a strategic plan in place.
MADISON COUNTY – “The economy of Montana is surely benefitting from the resilience of the upper Madison River; the question is then – at what point will angler pressure impact the health of trout and whitefish populations in the upper Madison River,” asks a report recently released by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) department’s Regio
ENNIS—In his nearly three decades working in the rehabilitation engineering lab for Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, Peter Pauwels saw his fair share of catastrophic injuries.
He also saw just how far human intelligence could go toward remedying those injuries.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected a proposed plan regulating recreation use on the Madison River during an April 19 meeting in Helena. The Madison River Recreation Plan, which was drafted by state fisheries officials, would have regulated commercial fishing use on the river.