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Spotted Dog WMA-Mineral Rights Aquisition-Draft EA

Acquisitions, Trades & Leases

Thu Jul 05 11:04:00 MDT 2012

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks seeks public review of its proposal to acquire the 50% mineral rights (“rights”) privately held under 14,149 acres of FWP’s 27,616 acres in Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area (SDWMA), acquired in 2010 and located northeast of Deer Lodge in Powell County. This potential rights purchase would help ensure no mineral exploration and/or extraction activities would occur under the majority of FWP’s SDWMA in the future, thus meeting many of the objectives for which the property was originally purchased. A draft environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared for this proposal.

Contact Information

The EA may be obtained by mail from Region 2 FWP, 3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula 59804; by phoning 406-542-5540; or by emailing Comments should be directed to Sharon Rose at the address, phone or email above. Comments must be received by FWP no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 3, 2012.

Public Comment

The public comment period for this public notice ended on Fri Aug 03 17:00:00 MDT 2012.