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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Dillon Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/26/12
Contacts: David Abrams    
  (406) 490-0367    

East Grasshopper Environmental Assessment Ready For Review


DILLON (June 25, 2012) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office has completed the East Grasshopper Watershed Environmental Assessment, which includes 80,237 acres in southwest Montana.  It is available for public review with a 30-day comment period ending on July 31.

The EA describes and analyzes up to three management alternatives related to livestock management, structural projects, forest and woodland health treatments, prescribed burns, and/or travel management on 16 grazing allotments and 1,237 unleased acres within the East Grasshopper Watershed.  After reviewing and considering public comments, the Dillon Field Manager will select one of the alternatives, or a combination of alternatives, for implementation.

The EA is available online at http://blm.gov/1jkd.  To request a paper copy of the EA, write to 1005 Selway Drive, Dillon, Montana 59725; call the Dillon Field Office at (406) 683-8000; or email MT_Dillon_FO@blm.gov.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information about the proposed management alternatives, contact Brian Thrift or Pat Fosse at MT_Dillon_FO@blm.gov or by calling the Dillon Field Office at 683-8000.

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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: 06-28-2012