U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Glasgow Field Office
|Release Date: 06/21/12|
BLM Hosting Open House At Glasgow Off Highway Vechicle Recreation Area
Glasgow, MT----The Bureau of Land Management will be holding an open house and informational meeting at the Glasgow Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area northwest of Glasgow, Montana, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Saturday, June 30.
BLM personnel will be available to discuss development and management plans for the OHV area and to answer general questions about recreation opportunities on other BLM-administered public lands.
The entire 40-acre Glasgow OHV Recreation Area is open to cross-country travel by all types of vehicles. It is one of seven such BLM “open” areas in the State of Montana.
On the remaining BLM-administered lands throughout the state, cross-country travel by motorized vehicles is prohibited in order to minimize user conflicts and protect fragile soils, riparian areas, vegetation, and wildlife. Driving cross-country means operating a motorized, wheeled vehicle off of an established road or trail.
Recently, BLM installed a public toilet at the popular OHV area and plans to develop parking and picnic facilities to improve visitor safety and enjoyment. The purpose of the open house on June 30 is to share development ideas with the public and get input and feedback from those who are interested in the management and use of the recreation area.
To get to the Glasgow OHV Recreation Area from Highway 2 on the west end of Glasgow, turn north on Skylark Road, take the first gravel road to the right and drive past the shooting range. Signs will be posted. For more information about the Glasgow OHV site and other recreation opportunities on BLM-administered lands please call Kathy Tribby at 406-654-5124 or visit the Glasgow Field Office at 5 Lasar Drive in Glasgow.
Remember, unless you are recreating within a designated off highway vehicle area like the one in Glasgow, you must stay on established roads and trails while driving a car, truck, all-terrain vehicle, four-wheeler, or motorcycle on BLM public lands in Montana. Other public land management agencies also prohibit cross-country travel. For the safety and enjoyment of all who visit our public lands, obey signs, carry a map, and check with your local public lands office to obtain current travel information.
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Glasgow Field Office 5 Lasar Drive Glasgo, Montana 59230
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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