NOTICE OF SALE
Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Timber Sale
The Cottonwood Park Timber Sale is located within Sections 20, 28, 29, 32, and 33, T16N-R13W on the State’s Clearwater Unit. Approximately 35,896 tons, consisting primarily of Douglas-fir sawlogs, are offered for sale.
Sealed bids will be opened at the Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, 2705 Spurgin Road, Missoula, Montana on June 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Bids may be hand delivered or mailed and will be accepted any time prior to the bid opening. DNRC recommends that bidders contact the Trust Land Management Division (406-542-4300) prior to the bid opening to ensure that your bid has been received. Bids must be accompanied by a deposit of $30,942.00, representing 5% of the minimum bid value of the sale in cashier’s check, certified check, bank money order or bank draft to be applied to the first sale invoice for the successful bidder. Bid bonds will be accepted and, for the successful bidder, will be closed upon execution of the Timber Sale Contract and Timber Sale Bond.
The sale will be awarded to the highest responsible bidder. If the successful bidder is unable to execute the contract within 30 calendar days from the date the sale is awarded, the bid deposit will be retained by the Department as liquidated damages. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Prospective bidders can obtain the sale prospectus, sale contract and bid forms from the Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, Trust Land Management Division, in Missoula (406-542-4300).
Visit our website at http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/trust/forest-management/timber-sale-information for upcoming sales and bid results.
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT on May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018.
MONTANA THIRD JUDICIAL
DISTRICT COURT, POWELL COUNTY
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
MARY ANNE HANSEN,
Probate No. DP-18-06
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed as Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred.
Claims must either be mailed to Hal T. Hansen, Jr., Personal Representative, c/o Grayson Law Firm, P.O. Box 907, Anaconda, Montana, 59711, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
DATED this 30th day of May, 2018.
Hal T. Hansen, Jr.
Michael B. Grayson
Attorney for Personal Representative
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT, on June 13, 20, 27, 2018.
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) proposes to accept assignment (delegation) of the “right of public access” component of a conservation easement (CE) to be held by the Montana Land Reliance (MLR) on the Dry Cottonwood Creek and Deer Lodge River Ranches (the Ranches) in Deer Lodge County. The Ranches are comprised of a diverse mix of habitats, including 5.5 miles of the Clark Fork River, forest, big game winter range, and irrigated meadows and pastures, which support elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer and antelope. MLR would purchase a CE on the Ranches to protect the water resources, wildlife habitat, working agricultural ground, and public recreation opportunities currently present on 3,409 acres. MLR would then assign to FWP the rights portion of the CE that provides for public hunting access on the entire project area and public recreational access to the Clark Fork River Corridor. The Upper Clark Fork River Basin Remediation and Restoration Advisory Council voted on May 23, 2018, to recommend complete funding from the Montana Department of Justice Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) to complete this proposed project. No FWP funds would be used to acquire the proposed CE; therefore, the proposed action is for FWP to accept the assignment of the right of public access, in perpetuity, as further set forth in the CE to be held by MLR.
The EA document may be obtained by mail from Region 2 FWP, 3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula 59804; by phoning 406-542-5540; or by emailing email@example.com. Comments should be directed to Sharon Rose by mail or email at these contacts. Comments must be received by FWP no later than July 11, 2018.
FWP will hold a public hearing in Deer Lodge on June 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge (230 Main Street) to discuss the proposed conservation easement, answer questions and take public comment.
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT on June 13, 20, 2018.
2018 Restoration Plan Update
The State of Montana’s Natural Resource Damage Program is updating the 2016 Upper Clark Fork River Basin Aquatic and Terrestrial Resources Restoration Plans. The State proposes to continue the implementation of these restoration actions, which have already been prioritized, and integrate eligible, new restoration action concepts with these actions.
As recognized in the development of the Restoration Plans, there is a wealth of knowledge and relationships that other entities can bring to the restoration planning process. As part of the 2018 Restoration Plans Update, the State is once again soliciting from the public, including governmental entities, restoration action concepts that would coordinate or integrate with the Restoration Plans planning, project implementation, or prioritization as well as protect or enhance fishery or wildlife resources in Priority 1 and 2 areas or in the aquatic and terrestrial injured resource areas for which the State made restoration claims. The State is also soliciting for projects with recreation component associated with aquatic and terrestrial Priority 1 and 2 areas or in the aquatic and terrestrial injured resource areas for which the State made restoration claims, with a focus on restored or remediated areas. Projects already included in the 2012 and 2016 Restoration Plans do not need to re-submit their abstracts.
For consideration as part of the 2018 Restoration Plans Update process, interested individuals and entities must complete and submit the “Proposed Restoration Action Concept Abstract Form” that is provided on the website https://dojmt.gov/lands/notices-of-public-comment/ by Friday, July 6, 2018. As indicated on this abstract solicitation form, only preliminary information is being requested for these restoration action concepts or potential revisions to the Restoration Plans at this time.
The State will also consider proposals by the public, including governmental entities, for revisions to the aquatic and terrestrial plans, including proposals that will improve the implementation of restoration actions that are already included in those Restoration Plans.
Additional information on abstract submittals can be found at the NRDP website https://dojmt.gov/lands/upper-clark-fork-river-basin/ or by contacting the NRDP office at (406) 444-0205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT on June 13, 2018.