Sherman Cattle Allotment Record of Decision signed
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
October 4, 2013
The Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) on the environmental analysis of the effects associated with livestock grazing on the Sherman Allotment located near Merna, Wyoming.
The Sherman Allotment is located approximately 35-miles northwest of Big Piney, on the east side of the Wyoming Range. The grazing allotment is 17,370 acres in size. The ROD allows for the continuation of livestock grazing from July6 – September 20 each year. The decision allows for a maximum of 858 cow/calf pairs in the two pastures in the allotment. Due to the increase in grizzly bear activity in the area, Grizzly Bear Conservation measures and food storage are required. Conservation measures will help to prevent human/grizzly bear conflicts in the allotment.
The ROD is subject to administrative appeal per 36 CFR 215 and only those that commented on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) are eligible to appeal.
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and ROD are available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/btnf/projects