In a long-overdue change, starting July 1, Montana’s state parks will be overseen by a dedicated commission, independent of the fish and wildlife commission . . .
Montana’s state parks will be overseen by a board dedicated to parks and recreation issues under a law signed Monday that will divide the duties of the former Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission.
During a signing ceremony at Pictograph Cave State Park near Billings, which boasts Native American rock art dating to the time when Cleopatra ruled Egypt, Gov. Steve Bullock said the five-member commission will improve efforts to care for natural and historic areas that he described as crucial to preserving Montana’s outdoor heritage.