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Montana State Office
Release Date: 10/05/11
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

Bureau of Land Management Realigns Field Offices’ Boundary

The BLM realigned its field offices’ boundary in Lewis and Clark County on October 1. Previously, management of public lands in the county was split between the Butte Field Office and the Lewistown Field Office. The Butte Field Office will now manage all of the public lands in the county. 

The boundary change is intended to improve customer service to the public and between the BLM and local, county, and state agencies. For instance, fire response and coordination between the county and BLM will involve just one BLM office instead of two.   The change will also improve coordination between county officials and the BLM, including both entities’ law enforcement offices.

“I want to emphasize that this is an administrative action and doesn’t change the designation, ownership, or status of the BLM’s public lands in Lewis and Clark County,” said Butte Field Manager Scott Haight.  “It’s a more efficient way to do business with county officials.”

For more information, please contact the Butte Field Office at 406-533-7600.

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