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. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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