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Elk Island WMA Agriculture Lease Environmental Assessment

01/27/2014

Conservation

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) proposes to renew an agricultural (crop / hay) lease on 152 acres of Elk Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The proposed lease will be for a 3-year period (April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2017). The purpose of the proposed lease is to provide cover and forage for wildlife, especially white-tailed deer and pheasants. Elk Island WMA in eastern Montana is located near the town of Savage along the Yellowstone River in Richland County. Elk Island WMA comprises 1,585 acres in T20N R58E portions of sections 12-13, 21-24, 26, and 27 and T20N R59E portions of sections 7, 18, however this proposal is relevant only to approximately 152 acres in T20N R58 E, portions of sections 21, 22, 23, 26, and 27.

Contact Information

Elk Island WMA Ag Lease Melissa Foster, Wildlife Biologist P.O. Box 342 Wibaux, MT 59353 mfoster@mt.gov

Public Comment

The public comment period for this public notice ended on Sunday, February 16, 2014.