U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
|Release Date: 01/19/10|
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
February 2; 11:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m USDA Forest Service
405 Manix Street
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
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. 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.
Lewistown Field Office 920 NE Main Street Lewistown, MT 59457
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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