Federal officials are taking public comments on a draft environmental analysis for grazing alternatives at the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in south-central Idaho.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it's accepting comments on the draft management plan amendment and environmental impact statement through Dec. 29.
The B.L.M. also plans to hold two public meetings. The first is Nov. 3 at the American Falls District Library, and the second is Nov. 16 at the Carey City Council office.
The documents are in response to a court order following a lawsuit by Western Watersheds Project contending the federal agency did not sufficiently take into account the impacts that grazing has on sage grouse.
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