Grazing allotment change proposed

SUBLETTE COUNTY – Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking public comments on a proposed Elk Ridge Complex Rangeland Supplementation.

That complex consists of Elk Ridge, Lime Creek, Rock Creek and Tosi Creek grazing allotments, all located in Sublette County. The proposed changes would be to formally alter grazing allotments from sheep to cattle operations.

“These existing allotments would be utilized within the rotational grazing system of adjacent allotments in the Upper Green Area,” Pinedale District ranger Rob Hoelscher said. “This would provide flexibility by allowing currently permitted cattle within the Upper Green Area additional acreage to better address seasonal fluctuations, weather conditions, predators and impacts from wildlife.”

Changes would affect roughly 31,000 acres.

The 30-day comment period, the only designated opportunity to comment and object, concludes on June 25. Anonymous comments will be accepted and considered but will not provide someone legal standing to object.