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Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area EA

01/28/2009

Annual Rules

The enclosed Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for the proposed habitat restoration project on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area. The project proposes to remove conifers from up to 100 acres of selected bitterbrush stands and 150 acres of selected aspen stands. In addition, the project also proposes to remove beetle-killed lodgepole pine from approximately 700 acres of conifer forest in the Gregson Creek area of the WMA. The intended collective benefit of this proposed project is to improve overall habitat conditions across big game winter range of the WMA. This Draft EA is available for review in Helena at FWP’s Headquarters, the State Library, and the Environmental Quality Council. It also may be obtained from the Bozeman or Butte FWP offices, or viewed on FWP’s website: http://www.fwp.mt.gov. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites you to comment on the attached proposal. Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2009. Comments should be sent to the following address: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Mount Haggin Habitat Comments, 1820 Meadowlark Lane, Butte, MT 59701 or emailed to vboccadori@mt.gov.