NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY – Montana: Wildlife Services (WS), a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) entitled “Predator Damage and Conflict Management in Montana.” A pre-decision EA was issued for public comment January 12, 2021. The Proposed Action is to implement an integrated approach using a variety of methods to reduce predator damage to agricultural resources, property, human health and safety, and natural resources. The EA analyzes issues and potential environmental effects of the proposal and alternatives. Based on the analysis contained in the EA, WS has decided to implement the Proposed Action as described in the EA and has concluded that it will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. The FONSI and Decision were signed on May 11th, 2021.
The Decision, FONSI, and a summary of public comments may be viewed by clicking the following link:
Or by contacting:
Montana Wildlife Service State Office
PO Box 1938
Billings, MT 59103