The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team is seeking public comment on proposed administrative rules to
“The proposed rules relate to mitigation and development of a tool to quantify both conservation and development impacts to sage grouse habitat, “ said Carolyn Sime, Sage Grouse Conservation Program manager.
The public comment period will run through 5 p.m. on Jan. 23. A copy of the draft rules is available at https://sagegrouse.mt.gov/msgot.html.
The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team will host three public hearings on the proposed rules. The public can submit comments orally or in writing at the hearings, set for the following dates and locations: Jan. 12, 2 p.m., Dillon: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Office, 420 Barrett Street; Jan. 16, 2 p.m., Roundup: Musselshell County Ambulance Barn, 704 1st St. E.; Jan. 17, 2 p.m., Malta: First State Bank of Malta, 1 South, 1st Street East
Those unable to attend a hearing may submit written comment electronically through the online comment form at https://sagegrouse.mt.gov/msgot.html. Comments may be typed into the text box or uploaded as an attachment.
Written comment may also be submitted through postal mail to Carolyn Sime, Sage Grouse Resource Program Manager, MT Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation, PO Box 201601, Helena, MT 59620-1601; comments may also be faxed to DNRC at 406-444-6721.
Source: MT Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation