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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Seeking Public Review of Environmental Assessment on Trail

Rendering of the Kalispell Trail

Public Review of Environmental Assessment on upcoming Kalispell Trail

A Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) to evaluate potential impacts of proposed changes to the Glacier Rail Park and Kalispell Trail Project, specifically the trail portion, has been completed by the City of Kalispell and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). This document looks at potential impacts to the human and natural environment due to proposed changes to the Project since the first environmental assessment was approved in 2017.

The SEA is being made available for a 30-day public review and comment period beginning October 21, 2019 and ending November 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. local time.

The SEA is available online on the City’s website at https://www.kalispell.com/164/Community-Development and FRA’s website at https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P1038. The SEA is also available for viewing in hardcopy at Kalispell City Hall, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901 (request at Water Department Desk) or ImagineIF Libraries Kalispell, 247 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901 (request at Reference Department). 

Interested persons may submit comments on the SEA to the City of Kalispell via U.S. Mail to Katharine King, City of Kalispell Community and Economic Development Department, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901 or via e-mail to kking@kalispell.com. Please call (406) 758-7713 for information or assistance. The Federal Rail Administration and the City will consider comments received during the public comment period before FRA makes a final decision.

The Fall Newsletter for the Core & Rail Project is also now available.

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