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Dillon Field Office
Release Date: 07/17/09
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

Public Can Review Rochester Basin And Tobacco Roots Assessment

The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office has completed the Rochester Basin and North Tobacco Roots Watershed Environmental Assessment for 32,366 acres in southwest Montana. It is available for public review with a 30-day comment period ending Aug. 17.

The EA recommends management direction related to livestock management, vegetation treatments, and range projects on 22 grazing allotments and four unallotted parcels within the Rochester Basin and North Tobacco Roots Watershed.

The document provides descriptions and analyses of up to three management alternatives. After reviewing public comments, Field Manager Tim Bozorth, will select one of the alternatives, or a combination of alternatives, for implementation.

Written comments should be sent to BLM’s Dillon Field Office at 1005 Selway Drive in Dillon, MT 59725 or via e-mail to Please put “Rochester Basin Watershed” in the subject line.

For more information about the proposed management alternatives, contact Kelly Bockting or Pat Fosse at the e-mail address above or by calling the Dillon Field Office at 406-683-8000.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Dillon Field Office   !005 Selway Drive      Dillon, MT 59725  

Last updated: 06-28-2012