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Gianforte, State Agencies Blast BLM Over APR Bison Grazing Proposal


October 6, 2021

In public comment to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Governor Greg Gianforte and four state agencies 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...

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