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Stream access measure hits snag

Six years of legal and legislative efforts snagged

Stream access measure hits snag By JENNIFER McKEE Gazette State Bureau

HELENA - Six years of legal and legislative efforts todefine how the public can walk from public bridges to public waters for floating or fishing snagged here Tuesday on something most Montanans
have never heard of: prescriptive road easements.

At issue was House Bill 190, sponsored by Rep. Kendall Van Dyk, D-Billings. The bill was the subject of a two-hour hearing before the House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee, which Van Dyk heads.

For more of this Billings Gazette story, click link below.





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