Comment period underway for the Upper Green Rangeland Project
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
October 16, 2016
The comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Upper Green River Area Rangeland Project is underway as notice of the project was published in the federal register on October 7, 2016. Comments must be received by November 21, 2016.
The Pinedale Ranger District has conducted an environmental analysis of authorizing cattle and livestock grazing in the Upper Green River area near Pinedale, Wyoming. The DEIS discloses potential effects of a breadth of grazing management alternatives, including a no grazing alternative. The DEIS is available online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=3049. Copies are also available for review at the Pinedale Ranger District Office and the Forest Supervisorís Office in Jackson, WY.
The preferred alternative is Alternative 3 - Modified Grazing Management (Modified Proposed Action). Under Alternative 3, livestock grazing would continue to be authorized on all six allotments, using livestock management strategies designed to sustain rangeland and riparian resource conditions where desired conditions are being met and improve resource conditions where a gap between existing conditions and desired conditions has been identified.
Electronic comments on the document may be submitted to: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?Project=3049 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rob Hoelscher, District Ranger, is also receiving comments by mail at P.O. Box 220, Pinedale, WY 82941.
For additional information concerning this DEIS or the comment period, contact David Booth, Natural Resource Specialist, at email@example.com, or phone 307-367-4326 or contact the Bridger-Teton National Forest at 307-739-5500.