Forest Service seeks public comment on two Elk feedground permits
Deadline for comments Dec. 5, 2016
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
November 23, 2016
Greys River and Big Piney Ranger Districts are seeking comments on issuing permits for two elk feedgrounds on National Forest System lands. The proposed two special use permits, one each for the use of Forest Park feedground and Dell Creek feedground, would be issued to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission for the purpose of continuing their elk management activities and associated facilities for one year period. The permits would expire on December 31, 2017.
These feedgrounds are two of 22 state operated feedgrounds located in Wyoming. The current 20-year permits authorizing use of the Forest Park and Dell Creek feedgrounds will expire on December 31, 2016. The one-year re-authorization of the existing special use permits allows for the continued management of the elk feedgrounds on a temporary basis while the Forest Service and Commission conduct environmental analyses for longer term use. "We intend to complete an environmental assessment to provide sufficient analysis for determining whether to prepare an environmental impact statement or a finding of no significant pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act," said Anita Delong, Environmental Coordinator for the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Information Is available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50622. Comments are due by December 5, 2016. Written comments should be submitted to: District Ranger Richard Raione, Greys River Ranger District, 671 N. Washington, Afton, WY 83110 or to District Ranger Don Kranendonk, Big Piney Ranger District, P.O. Box 218, Pig Piney, WY 83113. Electronic comments can be submitted to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to be added to the mailing list for this project, please contact Environmental Coordinator Anita DeLong at email@example.com or (307) 886-5329.