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Comment period open for Blue Dollar project

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on January 31, 2017 4:49PM

Comments are being accepted for the Malheur National Forest’s Blue Dollar Complex allotment management plans grazing project.

The 30-day scoping period during which comments are accepted began Jan. 25. The planning area is located in Grant and Harney counties, 18-30 miles south of Prairie City, encompassing about 40,364 acres within the Malheur River Watershed.

The Prairie City Ranger District proposes to continue authorization of livestock grazing on three grazing allotments within the Blue Dollar Complex project planning area using adaptive management strategies designed to meet Forest Plan standards and guidelines. Some elements involved with the proposed action may include analysis of grazing rotation strategies, riparian area protection, development of upland water sources and construction of new fencing or modification of existing fence locations.

More information can be obtained by contacting Marion Mahaffey at 541-575-3302, marionmahaffey@fs.fed.us, or on the web at fs.usda.gov/projects/malheur/landmanagement/projects.


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