Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced today the seven individuals to serve on the Madison River Citizen Advisory Committee (MCAC). Members of the MCAC will develop recommendations for managing recreation on the Madison River. Their first meeting is scheduled for May 30th in Bozeman.

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 chosen (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.

MCAC Members

Robin Cunningham - Gallatin Gateway

Joe Dilschneider - Ennis

Joe Fontaine - Cameron

Bob Gibson - Bozeman

Lee McKenna - Helena/Ennis

Phillip Naro - Bozeman

John Way - Ennis

The first MCAC meeting is scheduled for 4 pm to 8pm on May 30th at 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 HERE. Any questions may be directed to the River Recreation Manager, Cheryl Morris, at 406-994-6359.