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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
 
Release Date: 11/14/13
Contacts: Jonathan Moor, (406) 538-1943    

Crooked Creek preliminary environmental assessment complete


(LEWISTOWN, Mt.) - The Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office has completed the preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for renewing grazing permits within the Crooked Creek planning area.
 
The preliminary EA analyzes alternatives that address future management of 20 grazing allotments covering 108,800 acres in Petroleum and Fergus counties. The proposed action has been identified as the agency’s preferred alternative, but a final decision has not been made.
 
Following consideration of comments received regarding the preliminary EA, a final EA will be prepared and a final decision will be documented in a record of decision.
 
The public review period for the preliminary EA is 30 calendar days. Written comments should be sent to the BLM, Lewistown Field Office Manager, 920 NE Main Street, Lewistown, MT 59457.

Comments must be received by December 13, 2013. All substantive comments will be fully considered and evaluated in the preparation of the Final Crooked Creek Project Area Grazing Permit Renewal Environmental Assessment.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
 
The preliminary EA is available on the BLM website at: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/lewistown_field_office/Watershed_Plans.html.

For more information, contact Robert Thompson or Adam Carr at (406) 538-1900,  or 920 NE Main St., Lewistown, Mt. 59457.  For the latest BLM news and updates visit us on the web at www.blm.gov/mt, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BLMMontana, or follow us on Twitter @BLM_MTDKs.

Pat Harty, the BLM Central Montana District fire management officer, waits for livestock to clear from Crooked Creek Road. The Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Field Office’s preliminary environmental assessment for renewing grazing permits within the Crooked Creek planning area involves 20 grazing allotments covering 108,800 acres in Petroleum and Fergus counties.Pat Harty, the BLM Central Montana District fire management officer, waits for livestock to clear from Crooked Creek Road. The Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Field Office’s preliminary environmental assessment for renewing grazing permits within the Crooked Creek planning area involves 20 grazing allotments covering 108,800 acres in Petroleum and Fergus counties.
Pat Harty, the BLM Central Montana District fire management officer, waits for livestock to clear from Crooked Creek Road. The Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Field Office’s preliminary environmental assessment for renewing grazing permits within the Crooked Creek planning area involves 20 grazing allotments covering 108,800 acres in Petroleum and Fergus counties.Pat Harty, the BLM Central Montana District fire management officer, waits for livestock to clear from Crooked Creek Road. The Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Field Office’s preliminary environmental assessment for renewing grazing permits within the Crooked Creek planning area involves 20 grazing allotments covering 108,800 acres in Petroleum and Fergus counties.
Curious livestock eyeball a BLM outfit on Crooked Creek Road recently. The Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Field Office’s preliminary environmental assessment for renewing grazing permits within the Crooked Creek planning area involves 20 grazing allotments covering 108,800 acres in Petroleum and Fergus counties.Curious livestock eyeball a BLM outfit on Crooked Creek Road recently. The Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Field Office’s preliminary environmental assessment for renewing grazing permits within the Crooked Creek planning area involves 20 grazing allotments covering 108,800 acres in Petroleum and Fergus counties.



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Last updated: 11-14-2013