Ranchers, Landowners Show Up to Oppose Changes to Bison Management


State wildlife officials are in the middle of hosting public hearings to discuss and currently comments on the recently released draft EIS for bison conservation and management in Montana. Nearly 300 people attended the hearing Wednesday night in Malta.  


Northern Ag's Lane Nordlund attended the meeting and spoke with several of the meeting attendees and got a feel for why many of the landowners and ranchers in North Central Montana are strongly in favor of  the “No Action” alternative  that calls for no further action to restore bison at this time. 



For more information, or to comment online, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click on Bison EIS. The draft EIS will be available for 90 days of public comment through 5 p.m. on Sept. 11. 

Comments can be mailed to: Bison Conservation and Management EIS; Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; P.O. Box 200701; Helena, MT 59620-0701. A final record of decision would likely be finalized early next year.  


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