In public comment to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Governor Greg Gianforte and four state agencies yesterday raised issues with the BLM’s Environmental Assessment of the American Prairie Reserve’s (APR) bison grazing proposal.
Gov. Gianforte and leaders from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Livestock highlighted the BLM’s lack of statutory authority to enact its proposal, the BLM’s failure to analyze the full range of impacts of its proposal, and the BLM’s failure to provide the public with sufficient opportunity for in-person, public comment.
Why American Prairie’s plans are good for Montana
Lately, deliberate misrepresentations have been circulating regarding American Prairie’s proposal to graze bison on six federal allotments in Phillips County. While most Montanan’s who have commented thus far clearly welcome our proposal, some remain committed to a misinformation campaign based on rumors and misdirection. This only serves to perpetuate divisions and erode our civic fabric. As such, I am compelled to set the record straight.
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