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Date:  September 5, 2008
Contact:  Willy Frank (406) 538-1918
               Craig Flentie (406) 538-1943

Upper Arrow Creek Watershed Area Plan Preliminary EA 
Available for Public Review 

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 Upper Arrow Creek watershed area. 

This EA assesses resource conditions on 49,861 acres of BLM-administered public lands encompassing 64 BLM grazing allotments in Fergus, Choteau and Judith Basin counties.  It also identifies and evaluates management actions needed to ensure that rangeland health standards are met, and that livestock grazing practices conform with management guidelines. The end result of this effort will be the renewal of the 10-year grazing permits/leases covering the 64 allotments.

The public comment period on the preliminary EA will last through October 6, 2008. Copies of the Upper Arrow Creek Watershed Area Plan Preliminary EA have been mailed to all 62 permittees/lessees, other pertinent agencies, and interested publics. The preliminary EA will also be available on the BLM website at: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/lewistown_field_office/Watershed_Plans.html.

If you have any questions regarding this planning process or if you are interested in reviewing a copy of the Upper Arrow Creek Watershed Area Plan Preliminary EA, please contact Dan Brunkhorst or Willy Frank at the Lewistown Field Office at (406) 538-1900. 
 
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