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Butte Field Office
Release Date: 01/21/10
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Plans Assessment Of Whitetail Basin And Pipestone

The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office announces that it is working on an Environmental Assessment of the Whitetail Basin and Pipestone areas near Whitehall.

The BLM plans to implement forestry, fuels, riparian, range improvement projects, and water quality restoration treatments to improve land health within the Whitetail Basin/Pipestone areas and reissue 10-year term grazing permits/leases.

An Environmental Assessment is being prepared that will analyze any potential impacts of the restoration projects, range improvement projects, and grazing permit renewals by this spring. No changes to the current travel plan within the project area will occur as a result of the restoration projects.

Please contact Tanya Thrift or Renee Johnson at (406) 533-7600 for questions or comments about the project by Feb. 20.

A notification of the project is now available on the MT Dakotas BLM public website at: Click on “Fiscal Year 2010” under the Butte Field Office column for a log which tracks initiation and approval of environmental documents that are being or have been completed as part of the BLM’s responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act.

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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Last updated: 06-28-2012