John Gibson on Seyler Lane ( 05/18/2013 )
In Montana, water belongs to the publicThe recent Montana Supreme Court hearing in Bozeman contained the following claim by an attorney representing James Cox Kennedy in reference to the water in the Ruby River running through his ranch.His attorney claimed that the landowner not only owns the land under the river but the river itself as well as the air above the river.
Bridge and Stream Access Go to Supreme Court Again Hearing scheduled for April 29th, 2013 As members are aware, PLWA has appealed an April ruling by Madison County District Judge Loren Tucker that limits stream access from bridges on roads with historic prescriptive easements.
Updated July 21, 2012. Efforts underway since 2006 to acquire 5 miles of railroad right-of-way stretching west from Ringling along Sixteenmile Creek, and accessing an otherwise isolated section of DNRC land for another mile, are now nearing conclusion.
Public Land/Water Access Association Inc. or PLWA, is a citizen group organized and operated under the Montana nonprofit corporation act.
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