U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Butte Field Office
|Release Date: 09/23/09|
BLM to Evaluate Log Gulch Campground
A Bureau of Land Management team will assess Log Gulch Campground at Holter Lake, starting on Sept. 29, to determine its future for the rest of the season.
Log Gulch was damaged during the Indian Trail fire which swept through the area in early September. Though no campground structures were damaged, campsites and other portions of the campground area were burned by the fire and BLM officials closed the campground Sept. 10 in order to protect the public.
An Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation team from the BLM’s Butte Field Office will visit the campground next week and make a determination on whether or not to re-open the site for overnight camping.
“While we realize some people are disappointed they can’t camp at Log Gulch right now, we’re doing everything we can to protect the public from the hazards of falling trees burned in the fire,” said Rick Hotaling, Butte Field Manager. “We’ll re-open the campground only when it’s safe to do so.”
Log Gulch is currently available for day-use only and as a site for users to launch boats onto Holter Lake.
Holter Lake Campground is currently available for overnight camping only and the boat ramp at that location remains closed for the season while a crew renovates the waterfront facilities there.
For more information about the Holter Lake campgrounds, call the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.
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.
Butte Field Office 106 N. Parkmont Butte, MT 59702
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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