(1) The good neighbor policy of public land use, as applied to public recreational
lands, seeks a goal of no impact upon adjoining private and public lands by preventing
impact on those adjoining lands from noxious weeds, trespass, litter, noise and light
pollution, streambank erosion, and loss of privacy.
(2) In order to implement the good neighbor policy expeditiously, the legislature
finds it necessary to require the department of fish, wildlife, and parks to place
maintenance as a priority over additional development at all state parks and fishing
(3) The restriction in subsection (2) does not apply to:
(a) development and improvement projects for which the legislature has appropriated
funds prior to October 1, 1999;
(b) activities directly related to the historic preservation, restoration, or protection
of assets in state parks;
(c) at the discretion of the department of fish, wildlife, and parks, projects on
the Missouri reach of the Missouri-Madison hydropower project or the Clark Fork basin
hydropower project, undertaken pursuant to the federal energy regulatory commission's
hydropower relicensing requirements and in conjunction with private entities, political
subdivisions of the state of Montana, and federal agencies;
(d) at the discretion of the department of fish, wildlife, and parks, projects on
Fort Peck reservoir undertaken in conjunction with the U.S. army corps of engineers;
(e) partnership projects as designated within the park master plan.
(4) Any development in state parks and fishing access sites beyond those defined as
maintenance in 23-1-127 must be approved by the legislature.
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