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Applications Sought For Montana State Parks & Recreation Board

Gov. Greg Gianforte is seeking applications from people interested in filling a vacancy on the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board. The vacancy was created when former board member Mary Moe announced she was stepping down.

The successful applicant will represent District 3, which is the north-central part of the state and includes Glacier, Toole, Liberty, Blaine, Pondera, Teton, Choteau, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin, Meagher and Wheatland counties.

To be considered, applicants must be informed or experienced in the conservation and protection of state parks, heritage resources, natural resources, tourism promotion and development, or outdoor recreation.

The Montana State Parks and Recreation Board is a citizen-led board appointed by the governor that consists of five members representing each of the regional districts in the state. The board sets policies and provides direction for:

  • the management, protection, conservation and preservation of Montana’s state parks and recreational resources, and 

  • coordinating, integrating, promoting, and furthering opportunities for education and recreation at these sites.

The board also works with the Fish and Wildlife Commission to maintain hunting and angling opportunities on these lands and waters, establishes rules of use, and reviews and approves acquisitions, among other duties. Current board members are:

  • Jody Loomis, District 1: Northwest

  • Russ Kipp (Chair), District 2: Southwest

  • Kathy McLane, District 4: Northeast

  • Scott Brown, District 5: Southeast

To apply for the Montana State Parks and Outdoor Recreation Board and for more information, visit

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