With Recreation on the Rise, FWP Proposes New Rules on Flathead Lake Islands

As visitation to Flathead Lake’s state-managed islands continues to increase, so do the negative consequences on wildlife habitat, including an uptick in instances involving human waste, garbage, vandalism, and unattended campfires.

To that end, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has released a draft environmental assessment on a suite of proposed rule changes, which the agency crafted to conserve wildlife habitat and improve the visitor experience on several of its Flathead Lake island properties.