Thu Mar 21 10:27:00 MDT 2013
The enclosed Decision Notice has been prepared for the proposal to renew a grazing lease on the Robb/Ledford Wildlife Management Area (WMA) with the Ledford Creek Grazing Association (Association) for a 3-year term to begin Spring 2010 through October 2012. The EA presents four grazing alternatives that have all been developed to address changes from the current lease needed to fully meet the objectives for the WMA The proposed lease would encompass 17,302 FWP owned acres, 10,796 acres FWP leases from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), 680 acres owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and 3,600 acres owned by DNRC known as the McGuire section that is sub-leased to the Association. Total acres involved in the R/L System are 32,378. It is my decision to proceed with a modification to Alternative A that reduces the grazing season by 1 week, requires strict adherence to movement dates out of the lower pastures, has a life of three years, and will provide for increased vegetation and wildlife surveys.