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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/03/10
Contacts: Craig Flentie 406-538-1943    
  Adam Carr 406-538-1913    
     

Great Falls Grazing EA Available for Review


The Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office has completed a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for renewing grazing leases within the Great Falls planning area and has made it available for public comment.

The preliminary EA analyzes alternatives that address future management of 100 grazing allotments in Meagher, Cascade, Lewis and Clark, Pondera and Teton counties. The proposed action has been identified as the agency’s preferred alternative, but a final decision has not been made. Following consideration of the comments received regarding the preliminary EA, a final EA will be prepared and a final decision will be documented in a decision record.

Written comments must be received by October 10, 2010, and should be sent to the BLM, Lewistown Field Office Manager, 920 NE Main Street, Lewistown, MT 59457. All substantive comments will be fully considered and evaluated in the preparation of the final Great Falls Area Grazing Lease Renewal EA. 

If you have any questions or are interested is reviewing a copy of the preliminary EA, please contact Dan Brunkhorst or Adam Carr at (406) 538-1900. The EA is also available on the BLM website at:  http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/lewistown_field_office/Watershed_Plans.html.



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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