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Release Date: 12/26/13
Contacts: David Abrams , 406-533-7617 ,

Dillon BLM seeks public comment on Middle Ruby River Assessment

DILLON (Dec. 26, 2013) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office is asking the public to weigh in on an interdisciplinary watershed assessment analyzing the existing resource conditions on lands managed by the BLM within the Middle Ruby River Watershed. 

In the report, the BLM assessed the five standards for rangeland health, as well as forest health and fuels conditions, within the Middle Ruby River Watershed. The BLM will complete an Environmental Assessment during the winter and spring of 2014 to address concerns identified in the watershed assessment report.

Any comments received on the watershed assessment report will help define issues for the EA. The public may provide feedback or comments by email at, by calling (406) 683-8000, or by writing to BLM, 1005 Selway Drive, Dillon, MT 59725. Comments would be most helpful if received by Jan. 31, 2014.

An electronic copy of the watershed assessment is available online at

Paper copies of the assessment are also available at the Dillon 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.

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 Drive      Dillon, MT 59725  

Last updated: 12-24-2013