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Comments Sought on Proposed Agricultural Lease of Isaac Homestead Wildlife Management Area

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Recreation - Region 7

MILES CITY, Mont.-- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) propose to lease approximately 125 acres of the 1,169 acre Isaac Homestead Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for agricultural production to increase wildlife cover and forage.

Isaac Homestead WMA is located west of the town of Hysham along the Yellowstone River in Treasure County. The proposed agricultural lease on the Isaac Homestead WMA will be used to improve vegetative diversity and provide forage for pheasant, wild turkey, and white tailed deer that utilize the WMA.

The proposed project is not expected to have significant impacts on the physical or human environment. Identified impacts are expected to be minor and of short duration. Interested parties may find more information at http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/.

The public comment period will extend for 21 days. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Comments should be sent to jbanfield@mt.gov or mailed to the address below:

Isaac Homestead WMA Agriculture Lease
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
P.O. Box 428
Forsyth, MT 59327