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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/19/10
Contacts: Craig Flentie 406-538-1943    

BLM to Analyze Great Falls Area Grazing Allotments


The Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office (BLM) has initiated an environmental assessment, the Great Falls Area Grazing Lease Renewal EA for BLM lands within the Great Falls administrative area.  The EA will address grazing related issues on 99 grazing allotments located in Meagher, Cascade, Teton, Lewis and Clark and Pondera counties involving portions of Smith, Dearborn, Missouri-Cascade, Missouri-Choteau, Sun, Teton, Two Medicine, Marias, Belt, Upper Musselshell and Judith Watersheds.

The Lewistown Field Office will host five open houses throughout the planning area. BLM staff will be present at the following locations to answer questions and address concerns related to the renewal of grazing leases.

 
January 28;  11:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m   Crazy Mountain Inn
                                                             112 Main Street
                                                             Martinsdale, MT
 
February 2; 11:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m     USDA Forest Service
                                                             405 Manix Street
                                                             Augusta, MT
 
February 4;   11:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m   USDA Forest Service
                                                             204 West Folsom Street
                                                             White Sulphur Springs, MT
 
February 9;  11:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m    Bureau of Land Management/USDA Forest Service
                                                             1101 15th Street North 
                                                             Great Falls, MT
 
February 11; 11:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m   Wedsworth Hall
                                                              13 Front Street South
                                                              Cascade, MT
 
If you would like to receive a copy of allotment evaluations or the preliminary environmental assessment, please contact Dan Brunkhorst or 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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 06-28-2012