Bison Impact Study Hearing, Miles City MT


State wildlife officials are in the middle of hosting public hearings to discuss and take comment on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana. 

There is still one meeting left in the state on the draft EIS Bison Conservation and Management in Montana.  The FWP is hosting a Bison Impact Study hearing in Miles City onWednesdayAugust 26th, 2015 at the BLM Office at 111 Garyowen Rd from 6-9 pm.  If you can make it or know someone who can also make it to the meeting please make the time and also pass along the information.

While no site-specific area is examined, the draft offers four alternatives. The “no action” alternative calls for no further action to restore bison at this time. The three other alternatives consider restoration of a publicly managed bison herd on: private and/or public lands of willing landowners; tribal lands; and/or a large landscape with minimal livestock conflicts

Remember that comments are due by Sept. 11th.  Please make time to comment.  There is a no action alternative that would mean no further action to restore bison at this time.

For more information, or to comment online, visit FWP's website at Click on Bison EIS. The draft EIS will be available for 90 days of public comment through 5 p.m. on Sept. 11. Comments can be mailed to: Bison Conservation and Management EIS; Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; P.O. Box 200701; Helena, MT 59620-0701. A final record of decision would likely be finalized early next year.

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