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Missoula Field Office
Release Date: 09/05/12
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM to Remove Hazard Trees from Blackfoot River Campground

MISSOULA – As part of continued efforts to provide for public safety at its recreation sites, the Bureau of Land Management’s Missoula Field Office will begin a hazard tree removal project at Thibodeau Campground in the Blackfoot River Recreation Corridor between Sept. 17 and Oct. 20.

About 30 trees have been identified within the campground area as hazards to public safety.  A few camping spots in Thibodeau Campground will be closed to provide for the safety of visitors while workers cut and move these hazardous trees.  Work may take up to three weeks to complete.  During this time, heavy equipment will be used in the campground, and visitors are advised to use caution when recreating in this area.

The northern portion of Thibodeau Campground will remain open.  Other sites within the Blackfoot River Recreation Corridor such as Whitaker Bridge, Thibodeau Rapids day-use site and Corrick’s River Bend Campground will not be affected by these activities.

For more information contact the BLM’s Missoula Field Office at (406) 329-3914.

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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: 09-06-2012