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Public comment sought on proposed sage grouse stewardship fund project


HELENA, Mont -- The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) is soliciting public comment on a proposed use of the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Stewardship Fund to place a conservation easement on private lands in important sage grouse habitats. 

The Nature Conservancy seeks to enter into a permanent conservation easement with the Hansen Livestock Company to conserve 13,810 acres of core sage grouse habitat in Beaverhead County, southwest of Dillon in the Horse Prairie, Medicine Lodge and Big Sheep valleys.   

A copy of the scoping notice, along with maps and more information about the proposed project, is available online at https://sagegrouse.mt.gov/Grants.

Public comments may be submitted through March 14, 2018, by mailing written comments to Carolyn Sime, Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program, 1539 Eleventh Avenue, PO Box 201601, Helena, MT 59620.  Written comments must be postmarked on or before March 14, 2018.  Comments may also be submitted electronically through the public comment web application tool at https://sagegrouse.mt.gov/Grants.  Electronic comments and attached documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. on March 14, 2018.