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Butte Field Office
Release Date: 09/19/12
Contacts: David Abrams, 406-490-0367    

Butte BLM Finalizes Environmental Assessment for Big Hole Project


BUTTE (Sept. 19, 2012) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office staff has finalized and signed an Environmental Analysis and a Decision Record for a restoration project in the Big Hole River area.

Scott Haight, manager of the Butte Field Office, signed the Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record for the Upper Big Hole East Landscape Restoration Project on Aug. 31.  The 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 Upper Big Hole East Landscape Restoration Project EA, Decision Record and FONSI can all be found at the Butte Field Office’s website:

For more information about the project and the findings, call the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.

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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: 09-19-2012