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1 CREATING AND LEVERAGING PUBLIC RECREATION PARTNERSHIPS B RUCE B UGBEE, PRESIDENT, A MERICAN L ANDS, NWHA FEBRUARY 18, 2014 APLE@APLECO.COM

2 FERC L ICENSE 2188: U PPER M ISSOURI R IVER AND M ADISON R IVER, M ONTANA 9 DAMS, 8 WITH GENERATING FACILITIES PRODUCING 304 MW, 324 RIVER MILES PROJECT SETTING

3 MISSOURI MADISON RIVER FUND OPERATING ASSUMPTIONS: THE NEED S HARED RESPONSIBILITY A VOID SOLE SOURCE SOLUTIONS I NTRODUCE AND MAINTAIN A PUBLIC SUPPORT THRESHOLD TEST FOR EACH PROJECT ’ S APPROVAL L EVERAGE TOTAL PUBLIC BENEFITS

4 MISSOURI MADISON RIVER FUND: WHAT IS IT? T HE LICENSE - DIRECTED MEANS OF IDENTIFYING AND FUNDING CONTINUING RECREATION NEEDS IN THE M ISSOURI -M ADISON RIVER CORRIDOR. T HE FUND IS AN INDEPENDENT TAX - EXEMPT NON - PROFIT CORPORATION ADVISED BY A RECREATION PLAN I T HAS AN ELEVEN MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BLM, FS, MDFWP, L ICENSEE, SIX COUNTIES, AND ONE PUBLIC MEMBER ) PPLM PROVIDES STAFF SUPPORT TO MMRF, RECREATION PLANNING, ANNUAL COUNTER SURVEYS, RECREATION USER SURVEYS, AND ANNUAL O&M

5 Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Partnership project with Lewis & Clark National Forest, City of Great Falls, Cascade County, PPLM and private sources Completed in 2000

6 F UNDING L ICENSEE CHALLENGED ITS PARTNERS TO SHARE THE COSTS OF THE INITIAL PROJECTS. I F : PPLM CONTRIBUTED $5.4 MILLION FOR NEW SITES, P UBLIC AGENCIES CONTRIBUTED $5.1 MILLION, THEN A FTER FIVE YEARS, PPLM WOULD PLACE $5.1 MILLION IN A RECREATION PROJECT REVOLVING FUND, PLUS A FTER SIX YEARS, PPLM WOULD MATCH NEW PARTNER CONTRIBUTIONS 100% FOR QUALIFIED EXPENDITURES ON RESERVOIR RECREATION SITES AND 25% ON RIVER SITES, UP TO THE AMOUNT OF INCOME EARNED BY THE REVOLVING FUND.

7 H OW HAS IT WORKED ? MMRF BOARD MEETS ANNUALLY TO AWARD GRANTS BEGINNING IN 2006 FOR PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED IN 2007 P ARTNERS MEET 2X PER YEAR TO PROPOSE, RANK PROJECTS AND RECOMMEND PROJECTS TO THE BOARD Annual counter surveys and manager surveys, and recreation user surveys every 6 years advise new proposals and plan updates

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9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEGoqoMOo2A http://thetrail.org

10 http://www.missourimadison.com/ A MERICAN L ANDS * 125 B ANK S TREET, #610 M ISSOULA, M ONTANA 59802 * ( 406) 728-4176 APLE@APLECO.COM


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