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Region 5 of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks continues to work aggressively on implementing bridge access projects authorized by House Bill 190 in the last legislature. (Region 5 includes Yellowstone and the surrounding counties. ) In early august , crews from FWP, and volunteers from sporting organizations completed projects on two major bridges of significance - "Spring Creek" bridge on the Stillwater, and the bridge on the East Rosebud south of Roscoe.

All residents of the area can take pride in the level of commitment the area FWP staff has shown in this regard .

The Billings Gazette Article on the subject said " The benefits to anglers, floaters and other recreationists are obvious. They get safe public passage to enjoy the public waters on rivers between the high water marks.

For landowners, the cost of providing safe public access, while keeping their livestock secure at the same time, is covered by FWP, which also provides the manpower to get the job done.

It's good legislation being put on the ground that should provide benefits to everyone long into the future."

Billings Gazette Article Aug 20, 2009

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( 07/01/2016 )   7/1/2016PLWA, once again, has been victorious in the battle for the public's stream access on the Ruby River, from the Seyler Lane Bridge, likely the original stagecoach route from Salt Lake City, north to Virginia City and Helena.It has been over a decade that PLWA (formerly known as PLAAI) has been involved in a lawsuit over public access to the Ruby River from Seyler Lane and the Seyler Bridge, a public prescriptive easement right-of-way in Madison County.

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( 07/01/2016 )   The June-July, Newscasts section of Fly Fisherman reported on the recent investigation by Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices, Jonathan Motl, into a dark money campaign that could overturn Montana's Stream Access.Fly Fisherman recounted the Montana Growth Network's campaign contributions to District Judge Laurie McKinnon's run for our Montana Supreme Court.

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