(1) In negotiating for the annual payment to a landowner, the department shall consider:

(a) acres of public land accessed;

(b) the quality of fish or wildlife habitat that may be provided by the public land to be accessed;

(c) duration public access is allowed;

(d) mode of transportation allowed;

(e) whether closures can be expected; and

(f) other uses allowed.

(2) Landowners in the program may receive:

(a) monetary compensation not to exceed $15,000 per annual agreement; and

(b) improvements provided by the department to the private land that facilitate public access.


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.