Date: August 22, 2008
Contact: Craig Flentie (406) 538-1943
BLM Requests Comments on Snowies-Little Belts EA
The Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office (BLM) has completed and will be accepting public comments on a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for the Snowies-Little Belts area.
This EA assesses resource conditions on 25,674 acres of BLM-administered public lands encompassing 81 BLM grazing allotments in Fergus and Judith Basin Counties. It also identifies and evaluates management actions needed to ensure rangeland health standards are met and that livestock grazing management guidelines are conformed with.
The EA does not address recreation or travel management. The end result of this effort will be renewal of the 10-year grazing permits covering the 81 allotments.
The public comment period on the preliminary EA will last through September 19, 2008. Copies of the Snowies-Little Belts Grazing Permit Renewal Preliminary EA have been mailed to all of the 63 permittees/lessees, other pertinent agencies, and interested publics. The preliminary EA will also be available on the BLM website at:
If you have any questions regarding this planning process or if you are interested in reviewing a copy of the Snowies-Little Belts Preliminary Grazing Permit Renewal EA, please contact Lowell Hassler or Willy Frank at the Lewistown Field Office at (406) 538-1900.