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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Butte Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/27/12
Contacts: David Abrams    
  (406) 490-0367    

BLM Re-opens Holter Lake Sites


BUTTE (Aug. 27, 2012) –  The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office has re-opened all of its recreation sites at Holter Lake which had closed last week due to the Black Beach Fire. 

The BLM’s Log Gulch and Departure Point campgrounds on Holter Lake were back open for business as of noon today.

The public should continue to use caution when entering this area and watch for hazards like falling trees and rolling rocks which may have been dislodged by the fire.

For more information on the recreation sites, call the BLM’s Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.  For the latest BLM news and updates visit us on the web at: www.blm.gov/mt  and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/BLMMontana.

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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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: 08-28-2012