Forest Service seeks public comment on Sherman Cattle & Horse Allotment grazing permit
November 10, 2011
The Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is conducting an environmental analysis of effects associated with term permitted livestock grazing on the Sherman Cattle & Horse Allotment.
Due to recent grizzly bear activity in the area, it was determined that analysis and disclosure of an Environmental Impact Statement were necessary to cover all the potentially significant issues of this proposal. Public comment is being solicited on the proposal. The Forest Service will use data and public input to determine whether livestock grazing will be authorized within the project area, and if so, under what conditions.
The Sherman Cattle & Horse Allotment is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Big Piney, on the east side of the Wyoming Range. It encompasses approximately 17,370 acres of National Forest system lands. The Proposed Action is to authorize continued livestock grazing between July 6th to September 20th for a maximum of 858 cow/calf pairs in the two pastures in the allotment. No new range improvements are proposed and the boundaries of the allotment are proposed to remain unchanged. Grizzly Bear Conservation Measures which would be required include food storage regulations and close monitoring of livestock.
Public comments are being accepted until Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
Mail comments to:
Big Piney Ranger District
Bridger-Teton National Forest
P.O. Box 218
Big Piney, WY 83113
Comments may also be faxed to 307-276-5203 Attn Anita DeLong, Sherman Grazing Allotment, or emailed to email@example.com. (please put S"herman Grazing Allotment" on the subject line). Verbal comments may be made at the Big Piney District office or by telephone at 307-27605800 between 8AM and 4:30PM Monday through Friday. Individuals who use telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
A copy of the Sherman Cattle & Horse Allotment Grazing Authorization and Management Project Notice can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=31162
For more information contact:
Chad Hayward, Big Piney Ranger District, 307-276-5817, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita DeLong, Big Piney Ranger District, 307-413-9650, email@example.com