The Madison County Commissioners hosted their quarterly interagency meeting on Oct. 5 at the fire hall and community center in Alder. Representatives from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Madison County Emergency Management and the commissioners’ office were all present.
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The South Tobacco Root Watershed between Twin Bridges and Ennis, covering 31,500 acres of public land with 33 grazing allotments and 428 acres of unleased public land, is one of two watersheds recently analyzed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon field office, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Interior.
Starting this summer, the Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon field office will analyze existing resource conditions on BLM-administered public lands within the South Tobacco Roots Watershed. Read what that means here: http://digital.madisoniannews.com/sub/account_login.asp
During the summer months, many Madison County producers utilize federal and state lands to graze cattle.
U.S. Department of the Interior does not list sage grouse under Endangered Species Act
Meeting about a proposed trail west of Norris draws questions, comments and concerns from the community
The Bureau of Land Management is currently seeking public comment regarding a proposal to build a 19-mile trail in west of Norris.
According to a BLM press release, the proposal is “community-driven” and is for the southern portion of the Revenue Flats area.
“I think it’s a good idea for two reasons,” said Greg Beardslee from Bozeman, who approached BLM land managers with the idea for a trail and coordinated the proposal. “This project can help fulfill a need for shoulder season trails. It will also lure folks to visit and enjoy the unique scenery of Revenue Flats. I guess a third reason could be a broadening of community resources.”