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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Dillon Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/04/09
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

East Bench Watershed Environmental Assessment Available For Review


The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office has completed the East Bench Watershed Environmental Assessment for 23,000 acres in southwest Montana. It is available for public review with a 30-day comment period ending on July 6.

The EA recommends management direction related to livestock management, vegetation treatments, travel management modifications, and range projects on 14 grazing allotments, one un-allotted parcel and a portion of the Ruby Mountains Wilderness Study Area within the East Bench 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 MT_Dillon_FO@blm.gov. Please put “East Bench” in the subject line.

For more information, contact David Early 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.
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Last updated: 06-28-2012