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. 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.
Butte Field Office 106 N. Parkmont Butte, MT 59702
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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