Tags Archives: Ruby River

Accommodating easy access: ‘It’s all about working together’

Savinski, who moved to the Ruby Valley full time three years ago after recreating in the area for years, along with his friend Howard Chrest, who has called Sheridan home since 1960, reached out to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks earlier this year about making it easier for recreators to access the Ruby River.

Sept. 25 marks 11th annual World Rivers Day

The last Sunday in the month of September is known worldwide as World Rivers Day, a celebration put into place by the United Nations in 2005. The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate the world’s waterways and highlight rivers’ values through public awareness and promotion.

FWP requests public comments on adjustments to fishing regulations

Every four years, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks completes a comprehensive review of the state’s fishing regulations and submits recommendations for changes to the rulebook to the Fish and Wildlife Commission. The last substantial review and recommendation cycle took place last year, which means the next major review cycle will be completed in 2019, with any new rules going into effect in the 2020 fishing regulations.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks leases fishing access sites along Ruby River

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission was presented with three lease renewals for fishing access sites along the Ruby River, which they approved at a meeting in mid-March.
The sites included in the five-year renewal are the Alder Bridge FAS, Ruby Island FAS and Silver Spring FAS, according to region three FAS manager Ray Heagney with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Stream access question back at courthouse to determine public right-of-way

After overturning Judge Loren Tucker’s decision regarding Ruby River access at Seyler Lane Bridge nearly two years ago, the Montana Supreme Court sent the case back to district court and instructed Judge Tucker to define a width of the public right-of-way.
On Feb. 22, all the interested parties met at the Madison County Courthouse for the final day of trial to determined that width, and Public Lands Access Association attorney Devlan Geddes and James Cox Kennedy’s attorney Peter Coffman both called witnesses to the stand to present evidence.

FWP extends public’s time to comment on proposed fishing regulation changes

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is currently in the process of updating the state’s fishing regulations. It is a process that takes place every four years, so the proposed changes are for the 2016-2019 cycle.

Group discusses lack of access around Ruby Reservoir at interagency meeting

“One of the places I’ve always liked to fish is the Ruby Reservoir,” said Tom Pruitt, Alder resident. “Access has never been a problem.”

Pruitt said five years ago, the west side of the reservoir was bought up and closed off, followed by the land at the south end of the lake.