Montana Realtors Fight River Setbacks

If you’ve ever sat on a deck overlooking a Montana trout stream, you’d know why realtors don’t want rules for setbacks imposed on their customers. But float the same river and you’ll likely see why guides and conservation groups are complaining. “The evidence is clear on the Bitterroot River – on high banks, some houses are perched as close as they can get to the water outside the legal floodplain. In spots, the bank has been heavily rip-rapped, the riparian vegetation removed to make way for landscaping.” Dana Green on NewWest.net.

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