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Butte Field Office
Release Date: 04/29/10
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Releases Whitetail Basin/Pipestone Decision

After receiving no protests on proposed livestock grazing permits, range improvement projects, erosion control projects, and riparian, upland and forest treatments in the Whitetail Basin/Pipestone area, the Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office released its final decision April 29.

Under the plan, vegetation treatments on up to 1,600 acres of grassland, 1,400 acres of forest, 800 acres of shrubland and 100 acres of riparian areas treatments will improve land health in the Whitetail Basin/Pipestone Watershed area in Jefferson County, Mont.

The final decision for all aspects of the project—including erosion control projects and riparian and fuels treatments as well as grazing and forest management decisions—is now subject to appeal.

The Environmental Assessment and map are available at the following website:

For more information on the project or the appeal process, contact Renee Johnson or Tanya Thrift at the Butte Field Office, (406) 533-7630.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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