Upper Green Grazing Decision announced on Bridger-Teton National Forest
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
October 25, 2017
PINEDALE, WYOMING – The Pinedale Ranger District has signed the draft Record of Decision (ROD) and released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Upper Green Grazing Project.
The draft decision selects a modified Alternative 3. Under this decision, livestock grazing would continue to be authorized on all six allotments, using livestock management strategies designed to sustain rangeland and riparian resource conditions where desired conditions are being met and improve resource conditions where a gap between existing conditions and desired conditions has been identified.
The Pinedale Ranger District conducted an environmental analysis of authorizing cattle and livestock grazing in the Upper Green River area near Pinedale, Wyoming. The EIS disclosed potential effects of a breadth of grazing management alternatives, including a no grazing alternative. The EIS is available online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=3049. The Notice of Availability (NOA) of the FEIS will be published in the Federal Register in late October, 2017.
The draft decision is subject to the objection process. Once the legal notice of the availability of the draft ROD is published in the Casper Star-Tribune, there will be a 45-day objection period. Objections will be accepted only from persons who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during scoping and other designated opportunity to comment. Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted written comments regarding the proposed project unless based on new information arising after designated opportunities to comment.
Written objections, including any attachments, must be sent via regular mail, fax, email, hand-delivery, or express delivery within 45 days following the publication date of the legal notice in the Casper Star- Tribune to: Objection Reviewing Officer, PO Box 1888, 340 N. Cache, Jackson, WY 83001 or the email address for filing objections: email@example.com (36 CFR 218.7)
Paper copies of the document are available for public viewing during normal business hours at the Front Desk of the Bridger-Teton Pinedale Ranger District at 29 East Fremont Lake Road in Pinedale, WY. Copies are also available by contacting Dave Booth, Interdisciplinary Team Co-leader at 307-367-4326 or firstname.lastname@example.org