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Lincoln Property EA Public Hearing

Monday, June 30, 2008

Headlines - Region 4

Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a public hearing to gather comments on an environmental assessment concerning a proposed acquisition of approximately 7,540 acres in fee title and leasing of 1,325 contiguous acres of federal and state land along the Marias River.

The hearing will take place at 7 p.m., July 7, at the Marias River Electric Coop building in Shelby.

The property, known as the Lincoln Ranch, encompasses riparian, sagebrush-grassland and cottonwood gallery forest habitat communities that support an abundance of game and non-game species. The Marias River snakes through the property, which is west of I-15, with numerous oxbows. Aquatic habitat favors native and non-native fish species.