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Lewistown Field Office

Lewistown Field Office land status map--click for a larger image
The Lewistown Field Office manages approximately 750,300 surface acres of public land scattered across eight counties in central Montana. These lands contain a variety of special management areas including six wilderness study areas, two areas of critical environmental concern, the 149-mile long Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River, the James Kipp Recreation Area, segments of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. Many of these features are contained in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

The field office provides visitors with multiple recreational opportunities including boating, floating, hiking, hunting, fishing, exploring homestead remains, recreational driving or just finding a little solitude. These public lands also contribute to the area’s economy by providing livestock grazing, forestry products and commercial outfitting opportunities.
The Lewistown Field Office also manages slightly less than four million subsurface acres--some of which provide minerals ranging from sand and gravel to oil and natural gas.    

In the Spotlight 

For FY16, the Montana/Dakotas BLM will begin using ePlanning for tracking NEPA and Planning documents.  Please see the main ePlanning webpage for a listing of all NEPA and Planning projects in the Montana/Dakotas BLM beginning Oct. 1, 2015.


Wildlife under the Big Sky: interagency wildlife newsletter

NEW! BLM issues Proposed Decision on American Prairie Reserve grazing application on Flat Creek Allotment

Rocky Mountain Record of Decision (ROD) 

Lewistown Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Greater Sage-Grouse 

Final_EA_FONZI_Record of Decision_2015_Recreaction Fence Exclosures 

FONSI Cow Creek Airstrip June 2015

Blind Horse Hiking Trail Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) 2015

BLM partners with Lewistown’s gun range to wage war on weeds

Repair Progress Ahead of Schedule: some BLM Upper Missouri River flood affected facilities reopen

Crooked Creek Environmental Assessment, Executive Summary, and Finding of No Significant Impact

Raintrap Pasture Final Environmental Assessment and FONSI

Firewood Permits available for Limekiln Canyon through BLM

Buffalo Wallow Reservoir Reconstruction EA - Final Environmental Assessment with signed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Watch the Lewistown Field Office Vandalism Video

Watch the Lewistown Field Office Recreation Video

Musselshell Breaks Fuels Treatment EA  

Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center Hosts Lewis and Clark Expedition Impersonator

Upper Missouri River Riparian Assessment Report (These documents may not fully 508 compliant.  If you need help in using them, please contact the Lewistown Field Office at 406-538-1900.)


Draft Environmental Assessment Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River (UMNWSR) Recreation Site Enhancement and Fence Exclosures


Draft Environmental Assessment Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River (UMNWSR) Recreation Site Enhancement and Fence Exclosures


Lewistown Field Office Resource Management Plan

Frequently Requested

 (FIRE INFO) Lewistown Interagency Dispatch Center

Fire Restrictions | Regional Fire Information | Local Fire Information Media Guide

Wilks Ranch Trespass Settlement Agreement

Missouri Breaks Historical Homesteads Auto Tour

Visit the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Commercial Outfitter and Guide Policy for the Lewistown Field Office and Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Watershed Plans

Forest Health and Vegetation Management for the Judith and Moccasin Mountains


Recreation Opportunities

Target Shooting

Central Montana Resource Advisory Council

Zortman and Landusky Mines

Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan | Press Release

Lewistown Field Office |  920 NE Main Street | Lewistown, MT 59457

Phone: 406-538-1900 |  Fax: 406-538-1904 |  Office hours: 7:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F