Madison River Committee Disbands After No Consensus
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A committee charged with offering a proposal to regulate recreation on one of the most popular rivers in Montana has disbanded.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports there wasn't enough support on the Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to keep it going in a vote Thursday.
The committee included outfitters, anglers and business owners. It met eight times since January but there was little consensus on how to cap use or limit boats.
Committee member Charlotte Cleveland of Bozeman said they couldn't agree on whether crowding is a problem, making it hard to decide on a plan.
The committee was formed after the state wildlife commission killed Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposed regulations to limit use of the river, including provisions capping fishing outfitter use.
Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com