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Draft Environmental Assessment Proposed Red Hill Road - East Access Land Acquisition
Acquisitions, Trades & Leases - 09/11/2013

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) proposes to purchase a 40 acre parcel of grazing, agricultural and forest lands in the Big Snowy Mountains, approximately 20 miles south of Lewistown, MT from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF). This parcel borders mainly private land, but contains a ~30 foot corner overlap (hereafter, public access point) of United States Forest Service (USFS; Lewis and Clark National Forest, Judith Ranger District) land. This purchase would increase public access in the Big Snowy Mountains, Fergus County, MT. Funding will be provided by MFWP’s Access Public Lands (APL) program. If the property is acquired, a parking area, non-motorized trail and signage will be established that leads to this public access point onto USFS property, thereby minimizing private land trespass issues in the area. A wildlife-friendly border fence will also be constructed to mark the property boundaries and limit trespass by livestock.

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Contact Information

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Red Hill Road – East Fork Access Acquisition EA PO Box 938 Lewistown, MT 59457 (406) 538-4658 ext. 228 sonjasmith@mt.gov

Public Comment

The public comment period for this public notice ended on Sunday, October 13, 2013.