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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Billings Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/15/09
Contacts: Kim Prill , 406-896-5199  
  Mary Apple , 406-896-5258  

Public Invited to Transportation Planning Workshops


The public is invited to a series of travel/transportation workshops hosted by the BLM Billings Field Office.  The workshops will give the public the opportunity to review road and trail data on BLM public lands as well as offer suggestions for possible re-routes or new routes that would complement the existing system. 

The workshops will be held June 1 in Lovell at the Lovell Community Center, June 2 in Bridger at the Bridger Café, June 3 in Roundup at the Emergency Services Building, and June 4 in Billings at the Hampton Inn on Southgate Drive. All of the workshops will run from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Billings Field Office is currently updating its resource management plan. One of the goals of the planning process is to develop a planned and manageable travel and transportation network. The field office is focusing its effort on 11 travel management areas (large blocks of BLM public lands). Some travel planning has already been completed in these areas, including for Shepherd Ah Nei, Acton, and Horsethief. 

Click here to see the historic travel management maps or call the Billings Field Office at 896-5199 to obtain a map packet.

After the public workshops, the BLM will begin route evaluation and develop RMP alternatives for motorized travel on public lands.


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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