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Bipartisan Committee Warns Voters Against Supporting Ballot Initiative 191

Montana’s Water Policy Interim Committee held a special meeting Tuesday to review I-191 a ballot initiative to restrict agricultural recreational and developmental activities on parts of the Gallatin and Madison Rivers. The proposal was met with opposition from a wide range of state groups including Montana Trout Unlimited whose Conservation a...

Supreme Court Rules Against Attorney General’s Halting Of Signature-Gathering

In an order issued Wednesday the state Supreme Court said Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen made a mistake in halting a proposed ballot initiative that aims to add new environmental protections to stretches of the Gallatin and Madison rivers from going out for signature-gathering. Chief Justice Mike McGrath wrote the authority to determi...

Ballot Initiative To Protect Rivers Reaches Supreme Court

Backers of proposed Citizen Initiative 24 which would prohibit new permits for discharging pollution into portions of the Gallatin and Madison rivers are asking the Montana Supreme Court to reverse a state Attorney General office finding that it amounts to an unconstitutional encroachment on private property. They argue it overstepped in its d...

Renovation Plans In The Works For Missouri Headwaters State Park

Montana State Parks is developing the first of its kind master plan for Missouri Headwaters State Park a 536-acre park at the confluence of the Jefferson, Gallatin and Madison rivers near Three Forks. Initial reports show visitation increased about 46% between 2019 and 2021. To help guide future development the draft plan ranks the park’s need...