(1) The PALA application must include the following information:  

(a) legal land description of public land to which access is being proposed;

(b) description of the proposed road, travel route, or connecting private lands legal land description through which access is being proposed;

(c) map depicting public land to be accessed, and public access route across private land;

(d) transportation mode by which public access is to be allowed;

(e) evidence, such as a copy of the lease or permit, as to whether the public land to be accessed is public land that is leased by the landowner; and

(f) requests for reimbursement of improvements, if applicable, on private land to facilitate public access to the public land. Improvements are limited to and valued at $1,000 per agreement year dependent upon available program funds.

(2) If the property through which access is provided is owned in common by multiple owners, the PALA application must specify the share of the payment to which each owner is entitled, and each owner or agent of the owner must sign the application.

(3) The department shall develop and maintain a PALA application form.

(4) Failure to include any required information may result in denial of the application.


History: 87-1-295, MCA; IMP, 87-1-295, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 779, Eff. 5/1/20; AMD, 2023 MAR p. 211, Eff. 3/11/23.