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Release Date: 06/04/09
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

Western Montana Resource Advisory Council To Meet

The Butte, Dillon, and Missoula Field Offices of the Bureau of Land Management announce a meeting of the Western Montana Resource Advisory Council for June 18, starting at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Butte Field Office Conference Room, 106 N. Parkmont, in Butte. 

Key agenda items include BLM’s Abandoned Mine Reclamation program, updates to area travel management plans, and economic stimulus package projects. For a copy of the agenda, contact David Abrams at the BLM Butte Field Office, (406) 533-7617 or e-mail

The meeting is open to the public and the public comment period is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on June 18. Interested parties may make oral statements before the Council or file written statements for the Council to consider. Depending on the number of persons wishing to make comments, a per-person time limit may be established.

The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of issues associated with public land management. The 15-member Council includes individuals who have expertise or education in the planning and management of public lands and resources.

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.

Butte Field Office   106 N. Parkmont      Butte, MT 59702   

Last updated: 06-28-2012