Fri Feb 20 00:00:00 MST 2009
This proposal would extend for two years through March 28, 2011, through FWP Commission rule, a 15,000-acre Cooperative Management Area north of Lincoln that was established by FWP Commission rule in 2007. Sieben Ranch Company owns most of the land, with some parcels owned by the Montana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy; a portion is State Land, administered by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. The Cooperative Management Area rules would provide for managed public access throughout the year. Prior to 2006, unmanaged public access resulted in significant resource damage to lands in this area, causing affected landowners to consider closing the area to public access.