U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
|Release Date: 08/26/10|
BLM Making Improvements at Uhlhorn/Half Moon Trailhead
Beginning August 27, the parking area at the Uhlhorn (Half Moon) Trailhead in the Little Snowy Mountains, some 30 miles south of Lewistown on Red Hill Road, will be closed as the Bureau of Land Management surfaces the parking area with gravel.
The work will consist of stripping and stockpiling the topsoil, then hauling in and spreading a base layer of gravel. The BLM anticipates this phase of the improvement work will be finished and the parking lot open again by September 24.
“We certainly do not want to inconvenience any recreational users, but it will be necessary for us to close the parking area while we’re making these improvements. We’ll rope the parking area off on August 27, and plan to begin work August 30th,” offered Darren Knuteson, BLM’s supervisory civil engineer.
While the parking area is closed, there will be limited parking spots for vehicles at the old entrance to the trailhead east of the new cattleguard.
Anyone with a horse trailer may find a few suitable parking areas down by the gravel pit to the west of the closed trailhead parking area, or along the road shoulder. However, please avoid parking in the road shoulder across from the entrance to the Half Moon Ranch, to avoid creating a congestion problem.
“We appreciate the public’s patience with this temporary parking area closure while work is completed,” offered Willy Frank, BLM’s Lewistown Field Manager.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Willy Frank at 406-538-1900.
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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|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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