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Dillon Field Office
Release Date: 06/30/10
Contacts: Contact David Abrams 406-533-7617    

Madison Watershed Environmental Assessment Available For Review

The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office has completed the Madison Watershed Environmental Assessment which includes about 38,000 acres of public land in southwest Montana’s Madison Valley. It is available for public review with a 30-day comment period ending on July 30.

The EA recommends management direction related to livestock management, structural projects, forest and woodland health treatments, prescribed burns, noxious and invasive species management, and/or travel management on 39 grazing allotments and several parcels of unallotted or unleased land, including the Bear Trap Wilderness Area, within the Madison Watershed.

The document has descriptions and analyses of up to three management alternatives. After reviewing public comments, Field Manager Tim Bozorth will select one of the alternatives or a combination of alternatives for implementation.

The EA is available online at To request a paper copy of the EA, write to 1005 Selway Drive, Dillon, Montana 59725, call the Dillon Field Office at (406) 683-8000, or email us at

Written comments should be sent to the above referenced address or email. 

For more information about the proposed management alternatives, contact Pat Fosse or David Early at the email address above or by calling the Dillon Field Office at (406) 683-8000.

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.

Dillon Field Office   1005 Selway      Dillon, MT 59725  

Last updated: 06-28-2012