Coalition Seeks To Boost Tourism, Recreation On Lower Yellowstone RiverNews Type: State Source: Montana Public Radio
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A newly formed group in southeast Montana is drumming up support to add and improve river access, camping and roads along more than 160 miles of the Yellowstone River.
The Lower Yellowstone River Coalition formed earlier this year to support economic development and expand tourism along the river corridor east of Billings.
Christine Whitlatch, the group’s spokesperson, says the proposal asking Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to designate the 163-mile river stretch as a recreational management unit was borne out of conversations she had earlier this year with people living from Hysham to Fairview.