U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Host Two Public Meetings for National Bison Range Planning Efforts
For Immediate Release
May 24, 2017
DENVER – As part of its ongoing efforts to protect America’s national mammal, the American bison, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting the public to attend two scoping meetings to help shape future management options for the National Bison Range Complex in western Montana.
This invitation follows an announcement made last week in which the Service published a revised notice of intent to prepare comprehensive conservation plans (CCPs) and accompanying environmental analysis for the National Bison Range and the rest of the units that make up the National Bison Range Complex. That announcement opened a 30-day public comment period, which began on May 18, 2017.
Once finalized, the CCPs will outline the resource management goals and wildlife-dependent visitor recreational opportunities for the National Bison Range and the other units that make up the Complex over the next 15 years.
Information about each meeting is as follows:
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: Red Lion Ridgewater Inn, Echo Room Address: 209 Ridgewater Drive, Polson, MT 59860 Venue Phone: 406-872-2200
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: Kalispell Public Library, Community Meeting Room Address: 247 1st Avenue East, Kalispell, MT 59901 Venue Phone: 406-758-5820
Both meetings will follow an informal open-house format. Brief presentations will be given at 6:00 p.m., but attendees are invited to arrive anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to meet with Service personnel, learn more about the CCP process, and provide input.
To learn more about the National Bison Range visit: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/national_bison_range/.
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