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Date:  March 3, 2008
Contact:  Adam Carr (406) 538-1913

BLM Hosts Meeting in Roy on Rangeland Health Assessment 

The Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office (BLM) will soon be hosting an informational public meeting/open house during the early stages of preparing an environmental assessment involving livestock grazing on public lands in northeast Fergus County and a small portion of Petroleum County.

The meeting/open house will be on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in the Wood Shop at the Roy School.
 
The study area includes 33 livestock grazing allotments in portions of the Sand, Crooked, Antelope, Blood and Sage Creek drainages.
 
The informational meeting portion of the day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with brief presentations about the planning process, rangeland health standards and guidelines, resource conditions, issues, and possible management resolutions, and will last about 30 minutes.
 
The open house portion of the day will begin around 10:30 a.m. with individual discussions among livestock grazing permit holders and BLM staff and will conclude around 5:00 p.m.
 
For the sake of time efficiency for everyone (ranchers and BLM staff) ranchers are encouraged to call Adam Carr, BLM Project Lead, at 406-538-1913, to schedule an appointment during the open house.
 
The environmental assessment will evaluate rangeland health standards and grazing management actions associated with 10-year grazing permit renewals on these public lands. In addition, pertinent associated issues, such as weed and forest management, will be discussed. 
 
For those permit holders who can not attend the March 11 open house, the BLM staff will also be available (by appointment in the Lewistown Field Office) on Tuesday, April 1, to discuss these grazing allotments. Again, please call Adam Carr to schedule an appointment.
 
If you have questions about this meeting/open house, please contact Adam Carr at 406-538-1913.
 

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