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Butte Field Office
Release Date: 05/25/12
Contacts: David Abrams    
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BLM Seeks Comments on Big Hole Area Habitat Restoration Project

BUTTE (May 25, 2012) — The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office is seeking public comment on the Upper Big Hole East Landscape Restoration Environmental Assessment (EA).

The Upper Big Hole East Landscape Restoration Project in the Jerry Creek, Johnson Creek, Alder Creek, Wise River and Charcoal Gulch areas is designed to improve conditions in forest, sagebrush, stream and riparian habitats across a large-scale landscape, roughly 23,000 acres in size.

The Butte Field Office will also host an open house at the Wise River Community Center on June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. to provide addition information to the public regarding the EA. 

Comments on the EA will be accepted until June 22, 2012, via email at or by writing to the Butte Field Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, MT 59701. The EA and maps are available at A hard copy is also available for viewing at the Butte Field Office.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so

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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