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Comments Sought On Proposed Grazing Lease Of Isaac Homestead Wildlife Management Area
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Recreation - Region 7
This news release was archived on Thursday, February 28, 2013

MILES CITY, Mont.-- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) propose to lease approximately 675 acres of the 1,169 acre Isaac Homestead Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for winter-time cattle grazing to rejuvenate decadent vegetation for enhanced wildlife cover and forage.

Isaac Homestead WMA is located west of the town of Hysham along the Yellowstone River in Treasure County. The proposed grazing lease on the Isaac Homestead WMA will be used to improve vegetative conditions for pheasant and white tailed deer that utilize the WMA particularly during the spring, nesting, and brood rearing periods.

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. The project is expected to benefit wildlife habitat conditions in the long-term. 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., Thursday, February 28, 2013. Comments should be sent to jbanfield@mt.gov or mailed to the address below:

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