The home page is dominated by a beautiful fly fishing photo, and the catchy slogan, "The Outside In Us All."

As a regular user of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website, I have long thought that it could use a major, much more user-friendly and far more informative facelift.  As of yesterday (December 21) that is exactly what FWP appears to be trying to accomplish with the all new website.

Finding state parks. Reserving campsites. Online hunting and fishing licensing systems. More current and up-to-date news releases. The new website is designed to improve customer service, make it easier to use, and to provide a more mobile-friendly experience. The completely re-designed website will have more intuitive navigation that will make finding information easier for customers, whether they click to buy a fishing license, reserve a campsite, or find information about hunting regulations.

FWP director Martha Williams acknowledged that people look to them for many of their outdoor recreation opportunities. Getting out timely, accurate and useful information is important to Montana outdoors lovers and that a new website was critical in providing better customer service.

The new site will be optimized for mobile devices, integrate FWP’s social media platforms, and be more friendly for traditional users like hunters, anglers and park visitors, as well as new customers who might be visiting the website for the first time.

Through this initial launch, FWP will continue to update and enhance the site to accommodate user concerns and preferences, and to expand available content.

Check it out and let us know what you think.


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