November 21, 2008
November 21, 2008 - The Bridger-Teton National Forest will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the effects of continued authorization of grazing on 15 sheep allotments on the Kemmerer Ranger District in southwest Wyoming. The project area encompasses 165,575 acres of National Forest System lands within Lincoln County.
The purpose of this analysis is to determine if continued livestock grazing is appropriate within the project area. If livestock grazing is re-authorized then the adaptive management strategies under which grazing would be managed to maintain or achieve desired conditions and meet forest plan objectives would be addressed.
The proposed action is to continue to authorize livestock grazing on the 15 allotments within the project area with updated livestock grazing and rangeland vegetation management direction.
The analysis contained in the EIS will be used to decide whether or not to authorize grazing, and if so, how to authorize livestock grazing and manage rangeland vegetation within the project area.
Comments concerning the scope of the analysis can be submitted to Tracy Hollingshead, District Ranger, Kemmerer Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest, 308 U.S. Highway 189 North, Kemmerer, WY 83101. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and on the subject line, put only "Kemmerer Grazing Allotments.''
All comments must be received by Jan. 2, 2009, to be considered.
Complete details of this notice of intent is available at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-27072.htm