Received this notice in the mail box as of this morning.   Why West Yellowstone was left out of the mix is still in question.


Contact: Cheryl Morris, 406-994-6359


BOZEMAN—Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced today the seven individuals appointed to serve on the Madison River Citizen Advisory Committee (MCAC). Members of the MCAC will develop recommendations for managing recreation on the Madison River. FWP will prepare a recreation management plan based on the recommendations of the MCAC and input from the public.  FWP anticipates having a draft plan for public review near the end of this year or early 2013.

33 people applied for positions on the MCAC. The seven members, listed below, are a cross-section of the public that recreates on the Madison River and those who are affected by recreation management decisions. The committee members’ interests are diverse and include angling, tubing, boating, nature watching, outfitting, conservation, and tourism.

Name Hometown
Robin Cunningham Gallatin Gateway
Joe Dilschneider Ennis
Joe Fontaine Cameron
Bob Gibson Bozeman
Lee McKenna Helena/Ennis
Philip Naro Bozeman
John Way Ennis

The first meeting of the MCAC is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 30at FWP Region 3 Headquarters in Bozeman (1400 S. 19th Avenue). There will be time set aside near the end of the meeting for observers to provide comments to the committee.

For additional information on the Madison River Recreational Plan, please visit the dedicated FWP website at Any questions may be directed to the River Recreation Manager, Cheryl Morris, at 406-994-6359.