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Comments sought on Vandalia grazing lease


February 16, 2017

Press release

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing to renew the grazing lease for the Vandalia Wildlife Management Area until Sept. 15, 2023. Comments are being sought on the draft environmental assessment concerning the grazing renewal.

Vandalia WMA is comprised of 310 acres, bordering the south side of the Milk River, and consists of sagebrush grasslands, cottonwood and green ash stands, and wetland and riparian areas. The WMA is located approximately 2.5 miles southeast of Hinsdale. Grazing would continue to be managed under the current rest-rotation grazing system.

The draft EA can be found on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/. A copy of the EA may also be obtained by contacting the FWP Glasgow Regional Office at 406-228-3700 or by emailing dhenry@mt.gov.

The public comment period on the draft EA will extend for 28 days, starting Feb. 15, and comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 14. Comments can be submitted online, emailed to dhenry@mt.gov, or written comments and can be mailed to:

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Attn: Vandalia WMA Grazing Lease Renewal

1 Airport Rd.

Glasgow, MT 59230


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