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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Dillon Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/02/14
Contacts: David Abrams , 406-533-7617 , dabrams@blm.gov

Logging traffic from timber sale resumes in Tobacco Root Mountains near Dillon


DILLON, Mont. (June 2, 2014) – Timber sale logging operations in the southern Tobacco Root Mountains have resumed which may lead to heavier traffic on certain routes, according to officials with the Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office.

As part of the South Tobacco Roots Phase 1 Timber Sale, logging trucks will be hauling on South Meadow Creek Road, East Fork of Granite Creek Road and Wisconsin Creek Road. The East Fork Granite Creek/South Meadow Creek haul route includes segments of U.S. Forest Service roads and the main county road to Highway 287 at McAllister. The Wisconsin Creek haul route includes BLM-managed roads on the Noble Fork and Wisconsin Creek Roads, and the main county road to Highway 287 near Sheridan.   For a map of the roads expected to be impacted by heavier traffic, please visit: www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/dillon_field_office.html

Operations in Wisconsin Creek will be underway until mid-July, with the Granite/Meadow Creek project areas active through late summer. The public is advised to use caution when traveling these roads and to watch for heavy equipment. Short delays may also be expected.

For more information, contact Kipper Blotkamp, BLM Forester, at (406) 683-8000.

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Last updated: 06-03-2014