Tue Aug 30 16:10:00 MDT 2011
An environmental assessment (EA) proposal has been prepared for the purpose of purchasing a public easement on ½ mile of the road that leads to the Haymaker Wildlife Management Area (HWMA) and associated United States Forest Service (USFS) lands. The HWMA is owned and managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) and is located in deer/elk Hunting District 540, Region 5, headquartered out of Billings, MT. The USFS lands are part of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. The proposed easement will provide legal public road access in perpetuity to the HWMA and adjacent USFS lands in the Little Belt Mountains of central Montana. The cost of the easement is approximately $50,000, funded by hunting license revenues through the Access Public Lands program administered by MFWP. MFWP has made the final decision to go forward with this acquisition.