Quarterly Steward

Spring 2011

completed guzzler 

“A Very Ambitious Guzzler Project!”
by Terina Mullen, Montana State Office
 
That’s what Jared Bybee’s wild horse and burro colleagues in other states have called the Pryor Mountain guzzler project. And, the label fits! A Wild Horse and Burro Specialist, Bybee says the project was “ambitious” due to the number of guzzlers installed in a small area and within a short timeframe. Crews, using nothing but hand tools, installed ten guzzlers in a four-month window last summer. [Read full story]  

Missouri Breaks interpretive center  

Fifth Anniversary Celebration at the Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center
 
Join the BLM’s Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center this summer as we commemorate our 5th year! We will host a number of special events and exhibits throughout the summer. [Read full story]

interagency group members 

Multi-Agency Integrated Restoration Strategy – A Partnership in Conservation 
by Joshua Jackson, Missoula Field Office  

The Multiple Agency-Blackfoot group came together in 2009 in order to plan, analyze, and implement natural resource projects in the Blackfoot River basin of northwestern Montana. Working collaboratively, the group strives to maximize positive results of forest treatments across ownership boundaries, improving forest health and wildlife habitat while decreasing the risk of catastrophic fire in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).  [Read full story]
 

lobby display 

A New Display – Front and Center at the State Office
by Terina Mullen, Montana State Office 

Those entering the Montana/Dakotas State Office through the front doors will notice a new look and improved function. The space was designed and developed by Jack Conner, a supervisory property management specialist at the state office.  [Read full story]

 

elk hunter 

BLM – MFWP Access Programs Help Local Hunter
by Craig Flentie, Central Montana District

Last fall, when Patricia Adams of Lewistown drew an either sex elk tag in Elk Hunting District 410 (which has become a go-to district for elk hunters) she knew the opportunity would require a little hunter’s luck, a little research, and a little persistence.  [Read full story]

 

picnic table construction

BLM’s Work is Year Round
by Craig Flentie, Central Montana District

It’s not uncommon for members of the public to ask what the BLM does when the snow is deep, the temperature is low, and our outdoor work temporarily comes to a halt.    On occasion, it seems there’s a public misperception that when hard winter weather stops BLM’s field work, all BLM work stops.   [Read full story]