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Wild Horse Island Timber Thinning Project

Decision Notices - 01/23/2007

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for Wild Horse Island State Park for the purpose of improving forest health and grassland conditions on the island by thinning selected areas of young stands of ponderosa pine. This would help reduce the risk of future bug and disease infestations of these stands and reclaim native Palouse prairie grasslands that have been reduced by encroachment of ponderosa pine. Following a 30-day public review, there were four comments received, which are addressed in the attached decision document and final EA. Alternative 2, as set forth in these documents, was found to be the preferred alternative. Please direct questions or comments to Jerry Sawyer at 751-4575 or e-mail to jsawyer@mt.gov.

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