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Missoula Field Office

Missoula Field Office land status map--click for a larger image
The Missoula Field Office manages nearly 150,000 acres of public lands and more than 200,000 acres of mineral estate within Granite, Missoula, Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders, Mineral, Lake, Ravalli and Powell counties in western Montana. The area is rich in history, timber, and mineral resources.

Garnet Ghost Town east of Missoula is popular with tourists in the summer and with winter recreation enthusiasts in the winter months. It is the highlight of the Garnet Range Back Country Byway. The Blackfoot River corridor provides world-class opportunities for anglers, floaters, camping, and wildlife viewing.

Big game hunting, hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing are popular activities within the Missoula Field Office and the nearby Lolo and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests. When you come to Montana, visit lands managed by the Missoula Field Office and enjoy America’s public lands!  

Due to the overwhelming response to the call for live-in volunteers at Garnet Ghost Town, the Missoula Field Office is no longer taking applications for this year. Thank you for your interest in Montana's best-preserved ghost town. If you are interested in planning a trip to the historic site, please visit this webpage: Garnet Ghost Town for more information. If you are interested in volunteering at Garnet next year, please check in early 2016.  Elsewhere in the Montana/Dakotas BLM organization, Pompeys Pillar in south-central Montana is still looking for volunteers! For more information about the National Monument, visit the Pompeys Pillar webpage or contact Jeff Kitchens at (406) 896-5235 or by email at 

In the Spotlight

Chamberlain-Wales Decision Record  ll  Environmental Assessment Addendum  ll  FONSI  ll  Map  ll  News Release

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

Arrastra Creek Grazing Lease Renewal Environmental Assessment  ll  FONSI  ll  News Release

Chamberlain Ecosystem Assessment | Press Release

Garnet Photos
 Dahl Cabin | Interior | Exterior

McDonald Cabin Exterior




Frequently Requested

Fire Restrictions | Fire Information

Recreation Opportunities  

Garnet Ghost Town info


Garnet Resource Area Management Plan 

Western Montana Resource Advisory Council

Missoula Field Office |  3255 Fort Missoula Road |  Missoula, MT 59804-7293

Phone: 406-329-3914 |  Fax: 406-329-3721 |  Office hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F