U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Montana State Office
|Release Date: 10/13/09|
BLM Implements Three-tier Organization
The Montana/Dakotas Bureau of Land Management (BLM) implemented a new three-tier organizational structure on September 27, 2009.
As part of a national BLM effort to develop consistent management structures across the country, BLM will be incorporating new district offices to provide coordination between several field offices.
The new district offices are (with district managers/field managers in parentheses):
Western Montana District (Rick Hotaling): includes the Dillon (Tim Bozorth), Butte (Rick Hotaling), and Missoula (Nancy Anderson) field offices.
Central Montana District (Stan Benes): includes the Lewistown Field Office (Willy Frank) and Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument (Gary Slagel).
HiLine District (Mark Albers): includes the Great Falls Oil and Gas Field Office (Don Judice, acting) and the Havre (Stanley Jaynes), Malta (Rich Adams), and Glasgow (Casey Buechler) field offices.
Eastern Montana/Dakotas District (Elaine Raper): includes the Miles City (Debbie Johnson), North Dakota (Lonny Bagley), and South Dakota (Marian Atkins) field offices.
The Billings Field Office (Jim Sparks) is a stand-alone office and not part of a district.
“This change should be seamless to our customers,” said State Director Gene Terland. “Public land permit holders, lessees, and users will continue to work with field offices as before.”
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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