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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!  Park, Gallatin, Broadwater Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment available for public review

BLM recreation sites now open

Marysville Planning Area Scoping Letter ll  Map  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

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) 


NEW!  Due to construction work on Beartooth Road in 2016 and 2017, visitors to the BLM's Holter Lake area recreation sites may experience some delays while traveling along the road. The route will remain open throughout the construction seasons, but at times may be reduced to one-lane travel in places. This is not expected to impact the operating hours of the Holter Lake, Log Gulch or Departure Point recreation sites. 

Visitors to the Devil's Elbow and Clark's Bay recreation sites on Hauser Lake are advised that those sites will be closed from August 15 to September 2, 2016 in order for chip-sealing work to be completed.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


For FY16, the Montana/Dakotas BLM will begin using ePlanning for tracking NEPA and Planning documents.  Please see the main ePlanning webpage for a listing of all NEPA and Planning projects in the Montana/Dakotas BLM beginning Oct. 1, 2015.


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


Frequently Requested

Fire Restrictions | Fire Information

NEPA Log

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