FWP Proposes to Acquire Neal Ranch

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing the FWP
Commission acquire the Neal Ranch, comprising 3,278 acres, along
the Rocky Mountain Front and add it to the Sun River Wildlife
Management Area, which it adjoins.

FWP Region 4 acting supervisor Graham Taylor made the decision
March 18 after reviewing a draft environmental assessment on the
property.

Taylor said he based his decision on favorable public comment
for the project and the public’s desire to acquire important elk
winter range habitat.

Purchase of the Neal property is pending available funds.

Taylor’s decision is subject to appeal, which must be submitted
to the FWP director in writing and postmarked within 30 days of
March 18. For more information or to receive a copy of the EA
decision notice, contact FWP in Great Falls at (406) 454-5840.

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