FWP Wants Your Input on Proposed Spotted Dog WMA Grazing Extension
By Matt Schauer

Posted: November 4, 2012

FWP is looking for public comment on a proposed one-year grazing extension in Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area near Avon.

In September 2010, FWP bought 27,616 acres from the Rock Creek Cattle Company and RCCC retained a right to graze cattle through December 31, 2012.

FWP will continue to work on boundary fencing to more effectively manage grazing. At the end of the extension, FWP will stop all grazing on the property for at least a year.

How do you feel about extending RCCC’s privilege to graze cattle on Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area through Dec. 31, 2013? Let FWP know your opinion here.

FWP is also considering a land exchange in Helena National Forest.  This would square up boundaries and improve management on the eastern edge of the WMA.

You can see draft environmental assessment of this proposal here.  Or, request it by mail from Region 2 FWP, 3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula 59804; phone 406-542-5540; email shrose@mt.gov.

Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.