Legals August 7, 2019

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The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Requests Input for Proposed Timber Sales PUBLIC NOTICE The Plains Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is developing plans for two proposed timber sales. The first proposed sale would be known as the Sales Mine Timber Sale. This proposed sale is located approximately 36 air miles north of Plains, MT on the divide between the Elk Creek, Whitney Creek and Indian Creek drainages, Section 36, Township 26 North, Range 28 West. This sale is in the earliest stages of planning and would most likely involve seed tree and shelterwood harvests with ground and cable-based logging systems. This sale may require new and/or reconstruction of roads and would include some minor improvements on existing roads. This sale would likely sell in the fall of 2020 and is projected to generate approximately 3-4 million board feet of timber for the Common Schools Trust. The second, known as the Smiley Face Timber Sale, is located approximately 12 air miles north of Plains, MT, on the divide between the Todd Creek, Mudd Creek and Smiley Creek drainages, Sections 30 & 32, Township 22 North, Range 26 West. This sale is in the earliest stages of planning and would most likely involve seed tree and shelterwood harvests with ground and cable-based logging systems. This sale may require new and/or reconstruction of roads and would include some minor improvements on existing roads. This sale would likely sell in the spring of 2021 and is projected to generate approximately 3-4 million board feet of timber for the Common Schools Trust. These sales are being considered to generate revenue for the Common Schools Trust Fund, improve forest health by reducing the possibility of insect and disease activity, to reduce excessive fuel loading and the related risk of wildfire, and to reestablish and promote timber types historically found in these areas. These proposed harvests would contribute to the DNRC's sustained yield as mandated by state statute 77-5-222. As an adjacent landowner or interested party, we request your input regarding these projects. Your concerns and comments are needed to assist the DNRC in planning, analyzing, and implementing these projects. We would appreciate your response by October 31, 2019 so that we may incorporate it into our planning process. Please send comments to: DNRC Plains Unit, ATTN: Dale Peters, PO Box 219, Plains, MT 59859 or by email to dpeters@mt.gov or by phone at 406-826-4722 Please direct oral or written comments to: Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation PO Box 219 Plains, Montana 59859 Attn: Dale Peters (406) 826-4722 E-mail: dpeters@mt.gov Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on August 7 and August 14, 2019. MNAXLP

Public Notice - Opencut Mining Permit Felstet Concrete Products LLC plans to permit an existing opencut gravel pit in Section 16, T20N, R26W, and legally described as Lot 1B of Certificate of Survey 3209MS in Sanders County, Montana. The property has a physical address of 7334 Montana Highway 200, Plains, MT 59859. The opencut mining operation currently occupies a total of 26.9 acres of land owned by Felstet Concrete Products LLC. The existing permit previously mined gravels and sands. However, the plan for this existing opencut area is for reclamation only. A Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Opencut Mining permit has recently been applied for to extend the required reclamation date to December 2021 to ensure all growth can occur as required. As a part of the permit application process they are required to send a public notice to all property owners located within one-half mile of the proposed boundary of the opencut permit, as well as publish notice of the proposed operation twice in a local newspaper. A map for this site can be obtained from the following website: https://searchopencutpermits.mt.gov/ and by searching the Opencut # "3110" in the search bar to view the current application materials and the site exhibits. Currently, the site is an existing opencut mining pit and rangeland. During previous mining, the site contained 18 of soil that will be replaced once an approved permit is obtained. Gravels and sand are the materials that were previously mined from the site, but no future mining is currently planned. The site is currently accessed off of Montana Highway 200, two miles west from Plains, MT. The attached site map shows the site operations. Also included with this letter is the MDEQ Request for Public Meeting form. This form provides information on how surface landowners can request a public meeting to discuss this operation, if desired. The current opencut permitting activities are planned to be completed by December 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the operator at the information listed below. Operator Contact Information Felstet Concrete Products LLC P.O. Box 1161 Plains, MT 59859 Phone Number: (406) 826-4100 Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on July 31 and August 7, 2019. MNAXLP

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