BTNF takes comments on grazing proposal


KEMMERER – The Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking public comment on the proposal to continue livestock grazing within 17 allotments under adjusted management. The Kemmerer Grazing and Rangeland Management Project and the scope of the environmental analysis are open for comment until July 26. Previous scoping in regards to sheep grazing on these allotments has taken place in 2004 and 2008 on all allotments except the Trespass Creek Allotment. 

These allotments are on the Kemmerer Ranger District located in southwestern Wyoming in Lincoln County. The project area encompasses approximately 181,227 acres. 

The Kemmerer Ranger District is proposing to continue to authorize livestock grazing with details in the proposal to include an updated grazing management strategy and a project-wide monitoring plan. 

The project is subject to the pre-decisional administrative review process, also known as the objection process (36 CFR 218, Subpart A and B). While comments will be accepted any time during the planning process, to establish standing for objection eligibility, comments must be received during this designated opportunity to comment, which is open until July 26. Only individuals or entities who submit timely and specific written comments about this proposed project during a designated opportunity for public comment established by the responsible official will be eligible to file an objection. 

Address comments to District Ranger Adriene Holcomb, Kemmerer Ranger District, 308 US HWY 189, North, Kemmerer, WY. 83101. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). 

Comments also may be submitted by facsimile at 307-828-5135. Electronic comments must be submitted in rich text format (.rtf) or Word (.doc) at the following webpage: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=26874.

(Select “Comment/Object on Project” on the right side of webpage). This is the Forest Service-preferred method for public comment submission.

Also, comments may be emailed to [email protected].

Because we will be preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for this project, we will publish a notice of intent to prepare an EIS in the Federal Register. For more information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=26874  or contact Aaron Zobell at the Kemmerer Ranger District, 308 US HWY 189 North, Kemmerer, WY 83101, [email protected], or by phone at 307-886-5331.

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