by Timothy Finger, Outdoor Recreation Planner
Billings Field Office, Bureau of Land Management
Shepherd Ah-Nei Recreation Area
Shepherd Ah Nei Recreation Area is comprised of 4,680 acres, is located about 30 miles northeast of Billings, and is an important outdoor recreation resource in the planning area. The entire area is closed to shooting except during hunting seasons established by Fish Wildlife & Parks. Visitor opportunities include horseback riding, birding, hunting, and OHV riding. For management purposes, the recreation area has been separated into three smaller management areas. Each area provides unique recreation opportunities.
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Published on November 29, 2016.
The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.
Western Governors applaud this legislation, which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a strategy to increase the role of volunteers and partners in National Forest System trail maintenance.
Western Governors have expressed support for the bipartisan legislation on several occasions, most recently in a letter on Sept. 21, 2016, to Representatives Cynthia Lummis and Timothy J. Walz. The letter emphasized the “urgent imperative to improve forest health in order to reduce wildfire threat and improve watersheds and habitat.” Following is a copy of that correspondence.
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