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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
South Dakota Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/12/14
   

BLM South Dakota Field Office accepting grazing bids


BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. --- The Bureau of Land Management South Dakota Field Office is accepting sealed bids for the lease of two grazing allotments for cattle only in the Fort Meade Recreation Area during the 2014-2016 grazing seasons.

A detailed description of the land, specifications and conditions under which bids may be received and contracts issued, and forms for submitting bids may be obtained from the South Dakota Field Office.  Information is also on the web at: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/south_dakota_field.html.

Bids may be mailed or hand-delivered to the South Dakota Field Office: 310 Roundup Street, Belle Fourche, S.D, 57717. Bids must be received by the South Dakota Field Office by 3:00 p.m. on March 14.  A sealed bid opening will occur at 3:15 p.m. the same day. All submitted bids will be considered final and cannot be changed.

Item # 1 is the Bear Butte Allotment, which contains 2,990 acres. This area lies north of Highway 34 one mile east of Sturgis. It will provide 1,261 animal unit months of livestock forage. Use will be authorized for between 175 and 227 cattle depending on the weight of the cattle from May 15 to Oct. 30 of each year. All use will follow a five pasture deferred rotation grazing system in accordance with the allotment management plan.

Item # 2 is the Fort Meade Allotment, which contains 2,790 acres. This area lies south of Highway 34 one mile east of Sturgis. It will provide 560 animal unit months of livestock forage. Use will be authorized for between 108 and 140 cattle depending on the weight of the cattle from June 15 to Oct. 15 of each year. All use will follow a four pasture deferred rotation grazing system in accordance with the allotment management.

Field tours of the grazing allotments will be held Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. and Mar. 5 at 10 a.m. beginning at the Fort Meade Campground. To reach the campground, take Exit 34 off Interstate 90, cross under the interstate and take the Scenic Byway one half mile northeast to the campground.

Applicants may contact Carmen Drieling at (605) 892-7011 for more information.

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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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South Dakota Field Office   310 Roundup St.      Belle Fourche, SD 57717  

Last updated: 02-12-2014