MONTANA – Custer Gallatin NF Releases Draft Plan & Draft EIS for Public Comment

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The Custer Gallatin National Forest Plan Revision Team has released the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement initiating a 90-day public comment period running March 1 – June 5, 2019.   

The Forest will be hosting 10 public meetings, 8 webinars and 10 resource-specific podcasts available for download (March 18th). Maps and other materials will be available for review at public meetings, and planning team members will be available to answer questions.

Upcoming Public Meetings, Webinars & Podcasts

  •  April 3 – Bozeman, MT from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn
  •  April 4 – West Yellowstone, MT from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce (30 Yellowstone Ave)
  •  April 8 – Ashland, MT from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at TRECO (Tongue River Electric Cooperative, (2435 Hwy 212, Ashland, MT)
  •  April 9 – Camp Crook, SD – from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Camp Crook Community Center (203 Main Street, Camp Crook, SD)
  •  April 10 – Billings, MT – from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Bighorn Resort Broso/Bighorn Rooms (1801 Majestic Lane, Billings, MT)
  •  April 11 – Red Lodge, MT from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Roosevelt Center Community Room (519 S. Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, MT)
  •  April 22 – Big Timber, MT from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Sweet Grass County Extension Office (515 Hooper Street, Big Timber, MT)
  •  April 22 – Livingston, MT from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge (1515 W. Park Street, Livingston, MT)
  •  April 23 – Cooke City, MT from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Cooke City Chamber of Commerce Community Room (206 W Main Street, Cooke City, MT)
  •  April 23 – Gardiner, MT from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Gardiner Community Center (209 W. Main Street, Gardiner, MT)

Webinar dates include:

  •  Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.                   
  •  Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 pm.
  •  Monday, April 15 from 5:00 pm. – 6:30 p.m.                   
  •  Thursday, April 25 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  •  Wednesday, May 1 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                
  •  Thursday, May 9 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  •  Thursday, May 16 from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.                
  •  Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tune into all webinars at:  https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/cgfpr-500/

Resource Specific Podcasts

will drop March 18, 2019 for downloading and listening at: outLANDish by Your Forests, Your Future

Go to News Release, Go to Draft Documents (Draft Plan/Draft EIS)

You can comment online HERE
By email to: cgplanrevision@fs.fed.us
By mail to the below address:
    Forest Service
    Attn:  Forest Plan Revision
    Custer Gallatin National Forest
    10 E Babcock, P.O. Box 130
    Bozeman, MT 59771

For more information, contact Mariah Leuschen-Lonergan at 406-587-6735. Information can also be found on the Custer Gallatin National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin  and click on Forest Plan Revision, then Draft Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement review.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2