Help Save a Great Montana Trout Stream

As some of you may know, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is proposing putting a very large state park on Fish Creek in western Montana. Fish creek is a truly great Montana native westslope cutthroat stream, it’s mostly uncrowded, and it’s only an hour from Missoula. What FWP is proposing would make this fragile ecosystem overcrowded and I will assume eventual habitat destruction. The fish creek valley also is home to wintering Mule and Whitetail Deer, Elk, Moose and other wildlife. The expanded development of trails and electric hookup RV lots would definitely push animals out of the area. It is easy to see that FWP is ¬†looking for extra revenue and trying to take advantage of this great place. Take time to travel to fish creek this summer if you haven’t already done so to experience how wild and beautiful this valley really is. There are already a couple tent campgrounds on the creek, and in my opinion, the electric RV hookup lots¬†would ruin how wild this place is. Comment on the link below and tell Montana FWP to not develop the Fish Creek drainage in any way, and keep this wild place unscathed by development. Thanks!

http://stateparks.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/board/pn_0004.html

Pure Cutthroats like this are common on Fish Creek.

Pure Cutthroats like this are common on Fish Creek.

Fish Creek is also critical habitat for spawning Cuttbows coming up from the Clark Fork.

Fish Creek is also critical habitat for spawning Cuttbows coming up from the Clark Fork.

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2 thoughts on “Help Save a Great Montana Trout Stream

  1. I believe a major state park will ruin Fish Creek. The ambience and fishing are already stressed enough. I believe the Parks division should move the big park idea up to the East Missoula dam removal site. Plenty of space there. Keep Fish Creek to a minimum perhaps maybe a little more parking by the freeway exit at most.

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