FWP plants new trees at fishing access points


Jean Pocha

A new wooden fence placed at Brown's Lake in Ovando to impede foot-traffic near newly planted trees.

Passers-by may notice new fenced-in areas blocking pedestrian traffic in some loacations this summer including Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access and Brown's Lake.

These Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) fishing access points have been slated for habitat restoration and will see some improvements over the course of the season.

According to FWP, trees need to be planted to mitigate erosion and the fences will stay up until the trees are well established enough to grow without protection.

"We need to keep traffic from animals and people away from the young trees," said Loren Flynn, FWP...

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