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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/06/09
Contacts: Craig Flentie 406-538-1943    

Lewistown Field Office Receives Stimulus Funds


The Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office (LFO) will be receiving approximately $3.3 million stimulus dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 

According to Lewistown Field Manager Stan Benes, these monies will be used among three primary categories; habitat restoration, capitol improvement and deferred maintenance.  

“We’ve got about 15 different projects spread among these three categories. Some of these projects include fighting noxious weeds, completing the paving work on our Lewistown fire retardant plant to improve our fire fighting capabilities, improving visitor contact stations along the Upper Missouri River, road work associated with timber salvage efforts, cultural clearances, road/travel signing, dam stabilization and improving a boat ramp on the Missouri River,” according to Benes. 

These projects are among the nearly 650 BLM projects across the West that will benefit from the Reinvestment Act of 2009. Every project scheduled to receive funding was graded upon its potential to stimulate the local economy, maximize potential job opportunities, result in prudent investments that support BLM’s mission, and rose to the surface via a merit-based selection process. 

The BLM plans to have every funded project significantly completed or at least obligated/contracted by September 2010. 

The public is invited to follow the progress of each project on www.interior.gov/recovery



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