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Montana WILD and FWP visitor centers closed for COVID-19 concerns

Posted: 6:32 PM, Mar 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-16 20:32:05-04
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HELENA — Montana WILD is closed until further notice in keeping with social distancing guidelines for COVID-19.

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks(FWP) made the announcement Monday as a part of statewide efforts to protect public health and safety.

“Closing large public meeting areas, like Montana WILD and our visitor centers, mirrors the statewide school district closures and is the best thing to do at the time to join in the effort of helping to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said FWP Director Martha Williams.

In addition, fish hatcheries and visitor centers will be closed for two weeks beginning Mar. 16.

FWP’s outdoor recreation areas, including fishing access sites and state parks, will remain open.

All hunter and bowhunter education classes put on by FWP have also been postponed at this time. FWP will reassess the status of those classes at the end of March.