BLM CONSIDERS PARK COUNTY REQUEST FOR GRAVEL PIT
The Bureau of Land Management - Butte Field Office is considering a request from Park County to establish a site to excavate and crush gravel on BLM land about 1.5 miles east of Livingston, just off the Old Boulder Road.
The site has been disturbed for minerals materials in the past and has recently been used for unauthorized dumping. Park County proposes to use gravel material from the site under a free use permit in return for cleaning up the site and fencing off approximately 10 acres to prevent future littering problems. BLM would provide the fencing materials.
“This proposal meets the needs of both the county and the BLM,” stated Field Manager Rick Hotaling. “The area has been disturbed before for gravel material and the county’s proposal to fence the site will deter future illegal dumping at the site. This is a win – win for both of us.”
Since the site has already been used as a gravel pit in the past, Park County’s free use permit will be authorized with a categorical exclusion (CX). Anyone with questions or comments on the proposal is encouraged to contact Joan Gabelman or Dave Williams at the Butte Field Office, 533-7600 by March 30.