Butte Field Office

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The Butte Field Office manages over 300,000 acres of public lands and approximately 650,000 acres of mineral estate in eight counties in southwestern Montana.  These eight counties represent the rich diversity of Montana – ranging from prairie grasslands to timbered mountains.

Recreational opportunities abound in this area! Developed campgrounds on Hauser and Holter Lakes near Helena provide an abundance of water-based recreation. The Big Hole River area south of Butte provides angler access to a blue-ribbon trout stream and several access points to the nearby Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Opportunities for hiking and OHV riding can also be found by checking out the recreation opportunities listed on this website.

The Butte area is called the “richest hill on earth,” and the area is rich in mineral deposits for the serious explorer or weekend rockhound. Other important uses include livestock grazing and forest management. When you come to Montana, visit lands managed by the Butte Field Office and enjoy America's public lands!

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In the Spotlight

NEW!  Butte Field Office begins winterizing its recreation sites

NEW!  Resource Advisory Council to meet in Dillon Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

NEW!  Butte Field Office issues permit for motorcycle race at Pipestone

NEW!  Logging traffic in Wise River area to increase due to timber sale

Missouri River Foothills Travel Management Plan and EA  ll  Decision Record  ll  FONSI  ll  Overview Map  ll  Map of Alternative C  ll  News Release

Proposed Holter Lake Lodge Subdivision Lease Renewal and Amendment  ll  Map

Military Munitions Response Program at Scratchgravel Hills

Iron Mask Planning Area Environmental Assessment  ll  Letter, Decision Record, FONSI  ll  Travel Management Decision Record  ll  Vegetation and Riparian Decision Record  ll  News Release

Missouri River Foothills Travel Management Plan and EA  ll  Letter  ll  Sample Travel Route Report

North Fork Indian Creek Placer Testing EA

Recreation sites at Holter, Hauser lakes now open

Marysville Planning Area Scoping Letter ll  Map  ll  News Release

Pipestone Rock Quarry EA  ll  News Release

Park, Gallatin Broadwater Planning Area Scoping Letter  ll  Map  ll  News Release

Iron Mask EEECA  ll  Iron Mask EEECA Addendum  ll  News Release

Sauerkraut Creek Land Acquisition EA  ll  FONSI  ll  Decision Record  ll  Map

Golden Asset Mine Right-of-Way EA  ll  FONSI  ll  Map A  ll  Map B  ll  News Release

Iron Mask Planning Area Environmental Assessment  ll  FONSI  ll  Cover Letter  ll  Comment period extended on EA

October 21 Oil & Gas Lease Sale

Jefferson County South East Final EA  ll  FONSI and Decision Record  ll  Travel Management Decision Record  ll  Map of Travel Management Routes  ll  News Release

Lewistown Field Office opens scoping period for revised Resource Management Plan (includes portions of northern Lewis & Clark County, administered by the Butte FO)

Missouri River Foothills Planning Area Scoping Letter  |  Map

Whitehorse and Kimber Diorite Land Health Evaluation Report

Jefferson County SE Environmental Assessment

Iron Mask Scoping Letter

Land Health Assessments

Jefferson County SE Planning Area Assessment ReportMap 1 / Map 2 / Map 3

Frequently Requested

Fire Restrictions | Fire Information


Dillon Interagency Dispatch Center

Western Montana Resource Advisory Council

Butte Approved Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision Released 

NEPA Documents

Upper Big Hole East Landscape Restoration Project Webpage

(Graymont) Final Environmental Impact Statement | Press Release

Clancy Area Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project Final Environmental Assessment|Final Decision

Butte Field Office 106 N. Parkmont |  Butte, MT 59702

Phone: 406-533-7600 |  Fax: 406-533-7660 |  Office hours: 7:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F