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Mountain-Prairie Region

News Release

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Host Two Public Meetings for National Bison Range Planning Efforts

For Immediate Release

May 24, 2017


Large brown mammals in grass with mountains and hills in the background Credit: USFWS.
Bison grazing at the National Bison Range Credit: USFWS

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/.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/. Connect with our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/USFWSMountainPrairie, follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/USFWSMtnPrairie, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/.

– FWS –

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

Mountain-Prairie Region

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-236-7905

303-236-3815 FAX

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/



Contacts

Ryan Moehring
(303) 236-0345
Ryan_Moehring@fws.gov



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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: May 24, 2017
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