- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell is slated to visit North Dakota to talk with ranchers about management of Little Missouri Grasslands in the western part of the state.

Sen. John Hoeven says Tidwell is hosting a meeting on May 30 at the Strom Center in Dickinson.

Hoeven says Tidwell will meet with North Dakota grazing associations and individual ranchers to discuss management practices for grazing and ranching on the federal grasslands.

Hoeven says Tidwell has visited North Dakota several times in the past and to “better understand the challenges facing ranchers in the grasslands.”