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Land Use and Wildlife Management

Read the latest news from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation on land use and wildlife management:

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January 10th, 2016: Montana Farm Bureau protests approval for bison on Flat Creek Allotment

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has sent a letter to Vinita Shea, Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management in Malta protesting the recent decision of approval of the American Prairie Reserve’s (APR) request for change of use on the Flat Creek Allotment. “Montana Farm Bureau, along with its members, was in opposition to […] Continue reading . . .

December 23rd, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau dismayed by governor’s bison decision

The Montana Farm Bureau has expressed dismay with the Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s decision to allow for the presence of bison year-round in Montana on the perimeter of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). According to the decision, bison will be permitted to occupy suitable habitat in Montana outside of the park within manageable confines and subject […] Continue reading . . .

September 22nd, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau applauds sage grouse decision

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for her announcement today that due to the diligence of a collection of stakeholders across 11 western states, sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. “Ranchers, farmers, natural resource providers and conservationists have all worked toward the common goal of […] Continue reading . . .

August 26th, 2015: FWP Seeks Comments on Proposed Elk ‘Shoulder’ Season Hunts

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on a proposal to implement ‘shoulder’ seasons for elk hunting in Montana. During the 2015 Legislative Session, Senator Doug Kary of Billings introduced SB 245. SB 245 would have created a late-season, antlerless elk hunt for hunters in Montana. Montana Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

September 16th, 2014: Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program

Statement from Montana Farm Bureau – on Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program The Montana Farm Bureau Federation commends Montana Governor Steve Bullock for signing the executive order to establish the Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program.  The program respects the private property rights of Montanans while protecting the habit of the Greater Sage grouse. “We feel […] Continue reading . . .

August 11th, 2014: Powder River Carter County Member Talks ESA

By Heather Hamilton-Maude – Reprinted with permission from Tri-State Livestock News In 1988 Ronald Reagan was president. Interest rates were in the double-digits, calves were bringing $.87 per pound and the Winter Olympics were in Calgary. It was also the last time the Endangered Species Act was amended. July 29 saw the ESA move a […] Continue reading . . .

June 25th, 2014: Comment Period Opens on DSA Boundary Adjustment; Public Meeting Set for July 2

Public comment on expanding the state’s Designated Surveillance Area (DSA) for brucellosis to include a 365-square mile chunk of land between Norris and Three Forks (see attached map) opened late last week. The Montana Board of Livestock at its last meeting approved putting the proposal out for review after learning that 10 of 60 elk […] Continue reading . . .

August 1st, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau involved in Sage Grouse Habitat Advisory Council

When Governor Steve Bullock appointed people to the Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Conservation Advisory Council, Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) wanted to be involved. The purpose of the Council was to gather information, furnish advice, and provide to the Governor recommendations on policies and actions for a state-wide strategy to preclude the need to list the […] Continue reading . . .

June 17th, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau comments on Miles City Resource Management Plan

Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has submitted comments regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Miles City.  Many of the residents within the area of the RMP are Farm Bureau members and could be significantly affected by management of BLM property in the area. MFBF Governmental Relations Director John […] Continue reading . . .

August 23rd, 2012: MFBF Submits Comments on Year-Round Bison Habitat

Today, August 23, 2012, Montana Farm Bureau Federation has submitted comments to the Montana Department of Livestock on proposed year-round bison habitat. Click here to download a copy of the MFBF Comments Continue reading . . .
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