BLM Approves Sheep Mountain Right-of-Way Near Clancy
The Bureau of Land Management, Butte Field Office, granted a road right-of-way to Jack Frazier, President of Sheep Mountain Homeowners Association for improvements to the Sheep Mountain and Ohio Gulch Roads near Clancy. The right-of-way will provide year-long, dependable access to four privately owned mining claims in Jefferson County which are slated for subdivision.
“BLM added stipulations to the right-of-way grant,” commented Field Manager Rick Hotaling. “The grant affects about 25 acres of BLM administered land and BLM will need to approve the road design prior to construction. The right-of-way will be constructed to Jefferson County road standards.”
Frazier applied for the right-of-way in March and because of high public interest, BLM hosted an informational meeting in June to gather additional comments and answer questions. The proposed action and public comments were analyzed by the BLM in a recently completed Environmental Assessment (EA).
The Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record were signed September 20, followed by a 30-day appeal period. The decision remains in effect while any appeal is pending. The planning and decision documents are available on the Butte Field Office website: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/butte_field_office.html
For more information on the project or to request a paper copy, contact Kelly Acree, Realty Specialist at the Butte Field Office, (406) 533-7600.